IC1396, The Elephant Trunk Nebula


About this image

This image of the Elephant Trunk Nebula was taken with the Mosaic camera on the WIYN 0.9-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. The Elephant Trunk is a dense, elongated cloud of gas inside a bright cluster of stars known as IC 1396. The trunk conceals many young protostars that are in the process of forming.

More: nebulae page.

Minimum credit line: T.A. Rector (University of Alaska Anchorage) and WIYN/NOAO/AURA/NSF

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