jun 302013
Anne's Picture of the Day: The Elephant's Trunk Nebula

June 30, 2013 The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, a dark globule within IC 1396 Image Credit: Lóránd Fényes, Best Newcomer in the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 Competition The Elephant’s Trunk Nebula (IC 1396A) is an elongated dark globule of more than 20 light-years long within the much larger (over 100 light-years across) emission nebula [continue reading]

okt 082012
Anne's Picture of the Day

October 8, 2012 IC 1396, a large emission nebula in Cepheus Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsavainio (http://astroanarchy.zenfolio.com/) IC 1396 is a large and comparatively faint emission nebula and star forming region over 100 light-years across, located about 2,400 light-years away in the constellation Cepheus. It is energized by the bright, bluish central multiple star [continue reading]