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



    
        

            Jeff Clayton
Elephant's Trunk Nebula (IC 1396) Reprocess
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Elephant's Trunk Nebula (IC 1396) Reprocess

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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: FITS LIBERATOR  ·  ProDigital Software Astronomy Tools  ·  StarTools64  ·  Straton  ·  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: 600046

RA center: 21h 35' 57"

DEC center: +57° 13' 51"

Orientation: -81.137 degrees

Field radius: 1.519 degrees


Resolution: 620x417

Description

Elephant's Trunk Nebula taken at Bald Mountain Pass in the High Uintah Mountains in Utah. I have reprocessed this data using a new technique i have been experimenting with where i process the stars and the nebula separately using straton software to separate the stars.

On this 4th revision, i have worked relentlessly on the stars in this image. I feel im getting closer to what i envision, but i still have alot to learn. Oh yes, no more diffraction spikes lol

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Elephant's Trunk Nebula (IC 1396) Reprocess, 



    
        

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