Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  IC 1396
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Elephant Trunk *WIP*, 


            Dan Pelzel
Elephant Trunk *WIP*
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Elephant Trunk *WIP*

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV80ST-25SV

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: CGEM DX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guide Scope Orion 50 mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Focal reducers: Stellarvue 0.8 FF&R Stellarvue 0.8

Software: PHD2 Guiding PHD 2.5  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool by The Imaging Catalyst  ·  PixInsight version 1.8

Dates:June 8, 2016

Frames: 33x300" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.8 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~150

Avg. Moon age: 3.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.53%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 9.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1125448

RA center: 21h 39' 1"

DEC center: +57° 28' 55"

Pixel scale: 2.042 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -160.140 degrees

Field radius: 1.615 degrees

Resolution: 620x464


Despite horrible software issues and apparent tilt in the imaging train, I managed to capture a few subs. I am pretty impressed with this camera and I am loving being able to shoot narrowband from my white zone back yard. Hopefully I can get the tilt figured out.
Version A quick process
Version B same process but ran masked stretch and dark structure enhance



  • Elephant Trunk *WIP*, 


            Dan Pelzel
  • Final
    Elephant Trunk *WIP*, 


            Dan Pelzel

Sky plot

Sky plot


Elephant Trunk *WIP*, 


            Dan Pelzel

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