Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  IC 1396  ·  The star 12Cep  ·  The star 13Cep  ·  The star Garnet Star (μCep)  ·  The star νCep

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    IC 1396 Widefield Hybrid Image, 



    
        

            Paddy Gilliland
    IC 1396 Widefield Hybrid Image
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    IC 1396 Widefield Hybrid Image

    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: Rokinon 135mm f/2.0 ED UMC Telephoto Rokinon 135mm  ·  Takahashi FSQ 106EDXIII

    Imaging cameras: QSI 583  ·  QSI 683WSG-8 OAG QSI 683

    Mounts: Paramount MyT  ·  Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO with GTOCP3

    Guiding cameras: QSI 583  ·  QSI 683WSG-8 OAG QSI 683

    Software: Pixinsight 1.8

    Filters: Astrodon Blue  ·  Astrodon Red  ·  Astrodon Luminance  ·  Ha 5nm  ·  Astrodon Green


    Dates:Sept. 27, 2015April 20, 2016May 7, 2016

    Frames:
    Astrodon Blue: 11x300" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Green: 17x300" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Luminance: 12x300" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Red: 17x300" bin 1x1
    Ha 5nm: 17x1800" bin 1x1
    Ha 5nm: 8x600" bin 1x1

    Integration: 14.6 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 9.36 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 65.84%


    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 1134722

    RA center: 21h 39' 30"

    DEC center: +57° 28' 1"

    Pixel scale: 8.613 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -87.337 degrees

    Field radius: 4.720 degrees


    Resolution: 3176x2341

    Locations: Deep Sky West Remote Observatory (DSW), Rowe, New Mexico, United States

    Description

    Here we have something way outside my comfort area - the new 135mm Rokinon as DSW offering some great widefield data. I have enhanced the trunk area with the addition of some earlier data collection on the FSQ.

    Great to see some objects in the full glory without the need for long acquisition mosaics - the addition of the higher res data provides the detail in the key areas. That said seeing the subtle background nebulosity and surrounding dark nebula makes for an enjoyable image - hope you like.

    Rev B - a few small revisions around core.
    Rev c - Minor saturation adjustment and removed some star halos. That's all on this one :)

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    • Final
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