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Elephant aka the Nik Nak Nebula

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This is the Elephant Trunk Nebula, though I think it looks more like a Nik Nak.

It lies at a distance of about 3000 light years from earth and stars are actively forming in this area. The glow in the bottom left had side of the image is from the Garnet Star, this star is a red supergiant and is also one of the largest and most luminous stars in the milky way! 

52x120s with darks and flats
Stacked with PI and edited in PS.

Altair 72EDF with 0.8x reducer, Altair 60mm miniguider, Heq5 pro, Altair Hypercam 183C Pro



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