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IC1396 Composite Image, 


IC1396 Composite Image
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IC1396 Composite Image

Technical card

Dates:Sept. 20, 2017

Frames: 180x300"

Integration: 15.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.09%

Basic astrometry details job: 1757741

RA center: 21h 36' 41"

DEC center: +57° 31' 37"

Pixel scale: 1.671 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 267.117 degrees

Field radius: 1.290 degrees

Resolution: 3989x3870

Locations: Lincoln Park Observatory, Town of Tonawanda, New York, United States


Here is an image comprising 6 separate frames, stitched together to form a wide field view of the Elephant Trunk and surrounding nebulosity. It has been an ongoing project for about three weeks, the data being gathered on three different nights, totaling nearly fourteen hours of exposure time. The composition is of two filters, hA and Oiii, but melded into a single monotone layer for increased detail and contrast. Many hours were spent in processing the data, and balancing the background for the smooth uniform appearance now shown. This is, by far, the most complex accomplishment I have undertaken thus far. I hope you enjoy.
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IC1396 Composite Image,