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IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk Nebula (Narrowband), 



    
        

            Mike Oates
IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk Nebula (Narrowband)
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IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk Nebula (Narrowband)

IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk Nebula (Narrowband), 



    
        

            Mike Oates
IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk Nebula (Narrowband)
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IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk Nebula (Narrowband)

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 21, 2018
Frames:
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 36×1800(18h) bin 1×1
Astrodon 3nm SII: 36×1800(18h) bin 1×1
Ha 3nm: 80×600(13h 20′) bin 1×1
Integration:
49h 20′
Avg. Moon age:
9.00 days
Avg. Moon phase:
66.90%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
8.00
Mean SQM:
18.27

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2347549

RA center: 21h34m41s.5

DEC center: +57°3813

Pixel scale: 1.052 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.468 degrees

Field radius: 0.892 degrees

Resolution: 3674x4880

File size: 12.1 MB

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

A target I first attempted back in 2013 with the same telescope & mount, but back then I used a Canon 500D DSLR and only imaged in Ha.

Now I wanted to improve on that and make a colour version. This is all new data taken in June and July 2018 over 20 nights.

This is one of those rare images that I have not displayed with North at the top, North is to the right and top is East.

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IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk Nebula (Narrowband), 



    
        

            Mike Oates