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.