IC1396, IC1396a Elephant Trunk Nebula, vdB142; Cepheus 
Astro Systeme Austria N12 f/3.5 astrograph 
STL-11000M; SBIG STL 
HaRGB 240:60:60:60 minutes 
May 2007; Inkom, ID 
Comments: vdB142 is a small nebula near the much larger emission nebula IC1396. It is a reflection nebula related to the B3 type star HD 239710. IC1396a is sometimes called the "Elephant's Trunk" due to its unusual appearance. A closeup of vdB142 may be seen here
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