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Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC1396, 



    
        

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Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC1396

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Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC1396

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 WSG8

Mounts: Paramount MyT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Guiding cameras: QSI 683 WSG8

Software: PixInsight

Filters: Astrodon Narrowband 5nm (Ha, OIII, SII)


Dates:Nov. 20, 2015

Frames: 48x1800" (24h)

Integration: 24h

Avg. Moon age: 8.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 63.77%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 859286


Resolution: 1600x1229

Locations: Deep Sky West Observatory, Rowe, MN, United States

Description

The Elephant's Trunk Nebula is an elongated dark globule within the emission nebula IC 1396 in the constellation of Cepheus. Located at a distance of 2,450 light-years, the globule is a condensation of dense gas that is barely surviving the strong ionizing radiation from a nearby massive star. The globule is being compressed by the surrounding ionized gas. [from NASA/JPL]

- narrowband composite with 24 hours total exposure time

- 16 Ha, 14 OIII, 18 SII subs with 30 min. each

- data collected at the Deep Sky West Observatory

- after some tests, I think a vibrant color scheme fits this target best

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