Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  IC 1396
Elephant's Trunk Portrait (IC 1396), 


            Jeff Clayton
Elephant's Trunk Portrait (IC 1396)
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Elephant's Trunk Portrait (IC 1396)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion USA ED80T CF

Imaging cameras: QHY8L OSC

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Auto-Guider

Focal reducers: Orion Field Flattener for Small Refractors

Software: ProDigital Software Astronomy Tools  ·  StarTools64  ·  Nebulosity 3.1  ·  EZCap  ·  Photo Shop

Accessory: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical focuser mini 50mm guide scope

Dates:Sept. 24, 2014

Frames: 12x600"

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.05%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 377815

RA center: 21h 35' 11"

DEC center: +57° 33' 21"

Pixel scale: 3.360 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -81.309 degrees

Field radius: 0.920 degrees

Resolution: 620x792


My Portrait of the Elephant's Trunk Nebula


Sky plot

Sky plot


Elephant's Trunk Portrait (IC 1396), 


            Jeff Clayton