IC 1396, 



IC 1396

IC 1396, 



IC 1396

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon E-130D

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress SXVR-H36

Mounts: iOptron iEQ45

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Software: PixInsight  ·  PHD2 (OpenPHD)  ·  SX IO

Filters: Baader 7nm Ha

Dates:Sept. 24, 2014

Frames:Baader 7nm Ha: 10x900" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.5 hours

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 0.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.05%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 376549

Resolution: 4791x3150

Locations: Home, Amersham, Bucks, United Kingdom


I'm making progress on sorting out the CCD alignment, still not quite perfect but a significant improvement over earlier images.

Update: I've replaced the original version of this with one taken a couple of nights later when we had a much clearer, darker sky which resulted in some significantly cleaner images.

Main PI tools used were DrizzleIntegration, DBE, LHE and ACDNR



IC 1396,