IC 1396A. The Elephant Trunk

Click on the image for a full resolution version   IC 1396 is a pretty large HII region (about 5 degrees in diameter) located in the constellation Cepheus. This nebula is, as usual with HII regions, a star birth place. Many YSOs (Young Stellar Objects), protostars and young stars are packed in a small area. … Continue reading IC 1396A. The Elephant Trunk