Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  IC 1396  ·  The star Garnet Star (μCep)
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The Elephant's Trunk, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
The Elephant's Trunk
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The Elephant's Trunk

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 4, 2016
Frames:
Astrodon Ha 3nm: 12×900(3h) -15°C bin 1×1
Optolong LRGB: 12×180(36′) -15°C bin 1×1
Integration:
3h 36′
Darks:
15
Flats:
15
Bias:
15
Avg. Moon age:
2.92 days
Avg. Moon phase:
9.32%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
2.00

RA center: 21h37m54s.10

DEC center: +58°0654

Pixel scale: 2.647 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -72.001 degrees

Field radius: 1.761 degrees

Resolution: 620x408

File size: 219.8 KB

Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States

Description

The Elephant's Trunk

2 Panel Mosaic

Shot over the new moon at Fall Creek Falls, I think after this turned out so nice, I'm going to create the mosaic to finish the entire region and do so. Very short data captures, yet the camera handles it wonderfully!

Image Details- per panel

2016- QHY 16200A

12 x 120s Red, Green, Blue

12 x 180s Luminance

12 x 900s Hydrogen

Equipment Used-

2016- Astro Physics Mach 1 Telescope Mount

QHY 16200A Monochrome CCD camera w/ Astrodon filters

William Optics 132FLT refractor

William Optics 50mm guide scope

Moonlite electronic focuser

Starlight Express Lodestar guider

Acquistion details-

Acquired in Sequence Generator Pro. Calibrated in Pixinsight, with levels and export from Photoshop. Data from past years integrated by registration frames and star alignment tool where appropriate.

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