Contains: IC 1396, The star Garnet Star (μCep)
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Herschel's Garnet Star - IC 1396

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Stellarvue SV080ST-25FT

Imaging camera: Canon 6D modified

Mount: iOptron CEM60

Guiding telescope or lens: Stellarvue F050G

Guiding camera: ZWO ASI120MM-S

Software: PixInsight Core 1.8

Filter: Hutech HEUIBII-EOSF

Resolution: 5328x3448

Dates: Aug. 18, 2017

Frames: 50x300" ISO1600

Integration: 4.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.08%

Mean SQM: 21.10

Temperature: 18.00 job: 1793890

RA center: 324.963 degrees

DEC center: 57.473 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.779 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 58.500 degrees

Field radius: 2.450 degrees

Locations: Edmund G. Kline Dark Site , Deer Trail, Colorado, United States


Mu Cephei (Herschel's Garnet Star) is a bright red-orange supergiant star in the constellation Cepheus. This garnet red star is one of the largest stars discovered to date. It lies beside IC 1396 (Elephant's Trunk Nebula), an emission nebula with dark clouds and hydrogen gas that is home to a rich star forming region.

Canon 6D ISO 1600
SV80 at 480mm f/6
50 x 300 sec




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Herschel's Garnet Star - IC 1396,