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Contains:  IC 1396, The star Garnet Star (μCep)
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IC 1396 (Ha + RGB), 


            Scott Davis
IC 1396 (Ha + RGB)

IC 1396 (Ha + RGB)

Technical card

Resolution: 3000x3000

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

Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter: 129x300" ISO1600
One-Shot Color: 74x90" ISO1600

Integration: 12.6 hours

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 job: 351194

RA center: 324.677 degrees

DEC center: 57.417 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.962 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.590 degrees

Field radius: 2.924 degrees

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.



Scott Davis
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

Sky plot

Sky plot


IC 1396 (Ha + RGB), 


            Scott Davis