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Elephant's Trunk Nebula, 


Elephant's Trunk Nebula

Elephant's Trunk Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2097x2605

Dates:Dec. 4, 2016

Frames: 46x600"

Integration: 7.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.82% job: 1363609

RA center: 323.774 degrees

DEC center: 57.531 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.342 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -92.364 degrees

Field radius: 0.623 degrees

Locations: My Backyard, Langen, Hessen, Germany


It is the official first-light image with my new APM 107/700 Triplet APO! It works beautifully with the Hotech SCA Field Flattener and the ATIK 460EXm and produces a nice flat field – much better than my previous setup. This combo will be my high-resolution combo for quite some time.

As you will have guessed already, it is a straight Ha narrowband image of the Elephant’s Trunk within the IC1396 complex. Composed of a total of almost 8 hours of data taken from my balcony in the light-polluted Frankfurt area – Bortle class 7 (red zone). I will collect OIII and SII data asap.



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Elephant's Trunk Nebula,