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IC1396 through the Haze

Technical card

Resolution: 4996x4356

Dates: Aug. 4, 2017

Frames: 62x300"

Integration: 5.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 11.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 86.98%

Astrometry.net job: 1680763

RA center: 324.898 degrees

DEC center: 57.550 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.852 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.754 degrees

Field radius: 2.626 degrees

Locations: Backyard pier, Celina, Texas, United States

Description

The other night conditions were pretty rotten with the moon and an epic humid haze. Because so much software had updated I thought it a good night to at least see how stable that stuff was. Asked the Canon 200L lens to sit on IC1396 in Ha. It all worked though I must say stars wanting to be bloated versus noise was a bit of a battle. I had imaged this wonderful region before but with much more narrow FOV centered on the Elephant trunk and rally had no idea how expansive it is. Image is cropped a fair bit.

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Ron Crouch
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IC1396 through the Haze, Ron Crouch