IC1396 is an emissions nebula about 3,000 light years away in the constellation Cepheus. It’s a mix of glowing gases and dark dust clouds, lit by the bright bluish star at the center. One dark dust lane in the nebula is known as the “Elephant Trunk”. Find it just to the left of the center.
This was taken over two nights and includes about 12 hours of exposure taken through hydrogen-alpha, clear, red, green, and blue filters.
Takahashi FSQ106 @ f/5
SBIG STL11k/Baader HaLRGB filters