IC 1396 or the Elephant's Trunk Nebula in the constellation Cepheus.
This is a blend of Hydrogen Alpha and LRGB filters image. This is my 2008 narrowband image version: http://www.pbase.com/mariobmd/image/120506439
Taken with a Takahashi TOA130NFB @ F/5.7 with TOA Reducer and QSI 583wsg with Astrodon 5nm Halpha filter and Series 2 E Filters.
Image scale of 1.4 arcsec/pixel.
Guided with a SBIG STi on a MiniBorg 50.
AP1200 GTO Mount
Exposure time: Halpha:300 mins with 30 minutes subexposure.LRGB: 180:100:110:110 mins with 900secs subs for Luminance and 600 secs subs for RGB.
Softwares: CCDAutopilot,Sky6 Pro,MaxIM DL,Focusmax, CCDNavigator, CCDStack and Photoshop CS2
Taken on August 25 and September 9,2012 in Jackson, Ohio