VDB142- Astronomy and astrophotography CCD camera images

Object name: VDB142 Elephant Trunk
Popular name: Elephant Trunk
Object type: Bright Nebula
Magnitude: 0
Size: 0 0
Position angle: 0
Apparent RA: 21h 37m 17s Apparent Dec: +57 30 43
Constellation: Cepheus

The elephant's trunk is a dark nebula surrounded by brighter nebulosity. VdB 142 is the small nebula within the "trunk" and the other areas of nebulosity is IC 1396. IC 1396 is a very large area - often imaged with a wider field. This dark nebula is usually a small feature in such images. I have tried to image this feature with my astronomik CLS filter at a longer focal length. The image clearly shows the features, but is a little noisy.

Captured in k3ccdtools, stacked in registax 3. Curves and faded selective minimum filter in photoshop.
Exposure Details :
Astronomik CLS 80x40s on 200mm @ F5 with SC3.5
Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK