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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, 



    
        

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Elephant's Trunk Nebula - IC1396

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III
Imaging Cameras
QSI 683 WSG8
Mounts
Paramount MyT
Filters
Astrodon Narrowband 5nm (Ha, OIII, SII)
Software
PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX III
Guiding Cameras
QSI 683 WSG8

Acquisition details

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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