Astrodon 6nm Ha, 5nm OIII, 5nm SII
Ha 8x15min ;OIII, SII 11x15min All binned (1x1) Imager Temp -10C
Cropped Slightly for FramingLink to Larger JPEGLink to Ha Component Image
Winner Cloudy Nights August, 2010 Challenge - Here
VdB 142 (composed of two nebulae - IC1396A and IC1396B) is an exceedingly popular target for astro-imagers. The contrast and detail it provides, plus it's high signal level make it a perennial favorite in both conventional and narrowband imaging circles.
IC1396A is the "Elephant's Trunk" Nebula, and is the left part of the nebula with the "eye" in the end, and IC1396B is the right portion of the nebula coming in from the right of the frame.
For more information on this object see the writeup here
Ha data gathered 8-6-10. OIII and SII data gathered 8-29-10. Processed 8-30-10.