New General Catalogue of Nebulae and Clusters of Stars: IC1396
Constellation: Cepheus

This is another beautiful hydrogen gas nebula embedded in the northernmost parts of the milky way.
Extensive dark globules are the most striking feature of this huge reddish glow with a diameter five times of the full moon. But do not bother to spot it even with large binoculars or telescopes. The luminosity is so low and the human eye so insensitive to the red hydrogen light, you won't find it even beneath the darkest skies.

back to astrophotography page
back to gallery