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Contains:  IC 1396, The star 9Cep, The star ρDra, The star 33Cyg, The star ξCep, The star νCep, The star θCep, The star Garnet Star (μCep), The star ηCep, The star ζCep, The star Alderamin (αCep), Part of the constellation Cepheus (Cep)
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IC1396 ElephantTrunk Iris NGC7023 Wide Field , 


IC1396 ElephantTrunk Iris NGC7023 Wide Field

IC1396 ElephantTrunk Iris NGC7023 Wide Field

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Minolta 45mm

Imaging camera:Sony Nex-5 modified

Mount:iOptron SmartEQ


Accessories:gentLED-AUTO IntervalometerDIY Pier

Resolution: 2965x2409

Dates:Oct. 12, 2015

Frames:Solomark Uv Ir Cut Block Filter: 38x120" ISO800

Integration: 1.3 hours

Darks: ~32

Flats: ~200

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 29.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.23%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Temperature: 23.00 job: 813895

RA center: 316.573 degrees

DEC center: 62.778 degrees

Pixel scale: 22.590 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.792 degrees

Field radius: 11.989 degrees


This is a shot from my light polluted front yard. I had to severely crop this image because of shooting around a tree.

I'm pleased with the shot overall considering how shot the total exposure time is. This is 76 minutes from 38-2 minute exposures. A modified Sony Nex-5 with a Minolta 45mm pancake lens at F4.5 .

All processing was done in PixInsight.



License: None (All rights reserved)

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IC1396 ElephantTrunk Iris NGC7023 Wide Field ,