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Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC1396, 





    
        

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Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC1396

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Imaging camera:QSI 683 WSG8

Mount:Paramount MyT

Guiding telescope or lens:Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III

Guiding camera:QSI 683 WSG8

Software:PixInsight

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

Resolution: 1600x1229

Dates:Nov. 20, 2015

Frames: 48x1800"

Integration: 24.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 8.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 63.77%

Astrometry.net job: 859286

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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Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC1396, 





    
        

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