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IC 1396 Elephants Trunk, 



    
        

            Stephen Charnock
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IC 1396 Elephants Trunk

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IC 1396 Elephants Trunk, 



    
        

            Stephen Charnock
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IC 1396 Elephants Trunk

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
iTelescope T14 (Takahashi FSQ Fluorite)
Imaging Cameras
iTelescope T07, T14, T16 & T20 (SBIG STL-11000M)
Mounts
iTelescope T14 (Paramount GT-1100S)
Filters
iTelescope Ha (Ha) · iTelescope SII · iTelescope OIII
Software
Adobe Photoshop CC 15 · DSS
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
iTelescope T14 (Takahashi FSQ Fluorite)

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 6, 2018 ·  Sept. 15, 2018 ·  Sept. 16, 2018
Frames:
Ha: 16x300" (1h 20') bin 1x1
iTelescope OIII: 12x300" (1h) bin 2x2
iTelescope SII: 12x300" (1h) bin 2x2
Integration:
3h 20'
Avg. Moon age:
12.93 days
Avg. Moon phase:
31.90%

RA center: 21h39m15s.48

DEC center: +57°2909.2

Pixel scale: 3.490 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.693 degrees

Field radius: 2.083 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3600x2350

Locations: iTelescope New Mexico, May Hill, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: iTelescope

Description

This narrowband image was processed using the Zone method and augmented using Photoshop. Colour Assignments Ha-Red, SII-Green and OIII-Blue. I have posted another image using a different colour assignment. The image used a stack of 16 300s Ha exposures at Bin 1 with an additional 12 x 300s subs at Bin 2 for the SII and OIII filters. The Ha data doubled for the Luminosity channel. The data was collected over 3 nights using iTelescope T14 at May Hill Mexico. This was my first attempt at narrowband imaging and processing.

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IC 1396 Elephants Trunk, 



    
        

            Stephen Charnock