IC-1396 A stunning emission nebula and “Dark” nebula. IC 1396 mixes glowing cosmic gas and dark dust clouds in the high and far off constellation of Cepheus.
This is a large and faint emission nebula, a star forming region that is over 100 light-years across, and is located about 2,400 light-years away from Earth.
Embedded is the star cluster Trumpler 37 near center, and the red super-giant star Mu Cephei, also known as the Garnet Star (at extreme upper right edge).
The nebula gets its power from the star HD206267 near the center of this image.
You can see the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula at the bottom center of this image as well as some nice dark nebula through out the FOV.
We had Fire/smoke haze for weeks and while dodging high thin clouds almost nightly, but I got enough clean data in between to finally put it together.
Celestron RASA 8 inch F2.2 scope, Bisque MyT Mount, ZWO 294 MC cooled Color Cmos Camera, ZWO ASI Air Plus, via Wi-Fi to I-Pad,
38 x 300 second Subs, 3 hours 10 minutes Total integration time. 07-29-2023 to 08-04-2023 from my backyard observatory(bortle8) in Dayton, Ohio.