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IC 1396  image down-sampled .5x
June 2005
Penryn, California
FCL-90 @ f4.5 (ag, ST-4)
ST-2000XM RGB 15 minutes each

The above image is a 4 panel mosiac acquired over a five night period.  The structure in the upper center that looks somewhat like a lake with four islands is designated Vdb142 and is shaped by the stellar gases from the imbedded stars. Click on Vdb 142 to see a full resolution image.

Registar counted in excess of 50,000 stars in the above image.