Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  IC 1396  ·  The star Garnet Star (μCep)
IC 1396 (Ha + RGB), 


            Scott Davis
IC 1396 (Ha + RGB)
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IC 1396 (Ha + RGB)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T3i

Mounts: Celestron CGEM Hypertuned

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot Autoguider

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  DeepSkyStacker  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  Scott Davis AAPPS

Filters: Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter  ·  One-Shot Color

Accessory: Home Made Peltier Cooler for T3i

Dates:Aug. 20, 2014Aug. 23, 2014Aug. 24, 2014Aug. 25, 2014

Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter: 129x300" (10h 45') ISO1600
One-Shot Color: 74x90" (1h 51') ISO1600

Integration: 12h 36'

Darks: ~27

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 27.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.74%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.75

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 351194

RA center: 21h 38' 42"

DEC center: +57° 25' 1"

Pixel scale: 4.962 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.590 degrees

Field radius: 2.924 degrees

Resolution: 620x620

Locations: My Backyard, Clovis, California, United States; Courtright Reservoir, Shaver Lake, California, United States


IC 1396 is a very large area of ionized hydrogen gas located in the constellation Cepheus at a distance of approximately 2,400 light years from Earth. This object is mostly known for the Elephant Trunk Nebula, a small part of the overall nebula.


Sky plot

Sky plot


IC 1396 (Ha + RGB), 


            Scott Davis