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Elephant Trunk *WIP*, 


            Dan Pelzel
Elephant Trunk *WIP*

Elephant Trunk *WIP*

Technical card

Resolution: 4560x3412

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 job: 1125448

RA center: 324.757 degrees

DEC center: 57.482 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.042 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -160.140 degrees

Field radius: 1.615 degrees


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



Dan Pelzel
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • Elephant Trunk *WIP*, 


            Dan Pelzel
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    Elephant Trunk *WIP*, 


            Dan Pelzel

Sky plot

Sky plot


Elephant Trunk *WIP*, 


            Dan Pelzel

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