designed by Lluís Romero Ventura
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vdB 142 THE ELEPHANT TRUNK

The Elephant's Trunk Nebula winds through the emission nebula and young star cluster complex IC 1396, in the high and far off constellation of Cepheus. Also known as vdB 142, the cosmic elephant's trunk is over 20 light-years long. This colorful close-up view includes image data from a narrow band filter that transmits the light from ionized hydrogen atoms in the region.

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3rd position (Nebulaes) Royal Museums Greenwich Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2019
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