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Image of the day 12/12/2012

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    Elephant's Trunk nebula, 


    Elephant's Trunk nebula

    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:Meade LX200 GPS 12"

    Imaging camera:QHY9 Mono

    Guiding telescope or lens:Meade LX200 GPS 12"

    Guiding camera:Lodestar

    Focal reducer:Celestron f/6.3

    Software:photoshopCartes du CielMaxim DLCCDStack

    Filters:SIIBaader Planetarium H-Alpha FilterOIII

    Accessories:Optec TCF-SStarlight Instruments Xpress SXV-AO

    Resolution: 899x1189

    Dates:Oct. 30, 2009

    Baader Planetarium H-Alpha Filter: 17x1200" -30C bin 1x1
    OIII: 4x600" -30C bin 3x3
    SII: 6x600" -30C bin 3x3

    Integration: 7.3 hours

    Darks: ~17

    Flats: ~17

    Bias: ~99

    Avg. Moon age: 11.45 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 88.09%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 9.00

    Mean FWHM: 2.50 job: 90249

    RA center: 323.758 degrees

    DEC center: 57.495 degrees

    Pixel scale: 2.201 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -85.250 degrees

    Field radius: 0.456 degrees

    Locations: Astro Anarchy Observatory, Oulu, Finland, Finland


    Weather doesn't support any imaging, so I reprocessed an older image, the Elephant's Trunk nebula.

    The elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust in the star cluster IC 1396.
    This ionized gas region locates in the constellation Cepheus about 2400 light years away.
    Formation is coursed by a stellar wind, radiation pressure, from a group of massive young stars.



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    Elephant's Trunk nebula,