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Starless IC 1396 - Elephant Trunk Nebula - Esprit 80 - ASI1600MM - Wide Field, 





    
        

            Rowland Archer

Starless IC 1396 - Elephant Trunk Nebula - Esprit 80 - ASI1600MM - Wide Field

Technical card

Resolution: 4394x3076

Dates:Oct. 5, 2017

Frames: 143x240"

Integration: 9.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.90%

Astrometry.net job: 1844556

Locations: Home Observatory, Wake Forest, NC, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I liked the way this IC1396 came out, so decided to see how it would look without stars.
The original image is at https://www.astrobin.com/324186/

I used Straton to split the finished RGB star-full image into R, G and B monochrome images, then removed the stars on each channel individually and recombined in Photoshop.

Straton removed about 90% of the stars with its automated process, but I had to spend some time removing around 50 to 100 stars manually from each channel, still using Straton's point and click star removal tool.

C&C welcome and appreciated, always looking to improve. Thanks for looking.

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Vassar1976
Rowland Archer
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Starless IC 1396 - Elephant Trunk Nebula - Esprit 80 - ASI1600MM - Wide Field, 





    
        

            Rowland Archer

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