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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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