Michael A. Stecker


IC 1396
IC 1396 is a large red emission nebula in Cepheus with several dark components of obscuring dust and gas (dark nebulae). In the
north is B161 and in the south the larger B160. Multiple bright rimmed dark globules can also be seen. Bright nebula vdB142
can be seen just to the right of center. The bright star Mu Cephei is seen along the upper left border of the nebula. It is a huge
very luminous star called the "Garnet Star" because of it ruddy color.
Centered at: RA 21 hrs, 40 min and Declination +57.5 degrees
Field of view: 4.6 x 3.7 degrees and north is up
Photographic Data
Telescope: Astro-Physics 130 mm (5-inch) f/6 EDF triplet refractor with field flattener
Mount: Astro-Physics 900 (not GOTO)
Guiding: 80 mm refractor with SBIG ST4
Camera: Pentax 6 X 7 medium format film camera
Film: unhypered Kodak Pro 400 PPF-120
Exposures: Two 50-minutes, stacked