Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  IC 1396
IC1396 - The Elephant Trunk, 


            Graham Gilbert aka Sp@ce_d
IC1396 - The Elephant Trunk
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IC1396 - The Elephant Trunk

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Evostar 80ED  ·  William Optics Zenithstar 66 APO

Imaging cameras: Canon 1000D modded  ·  Atik 314L+

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher ST80 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: QHY5

Focal reducers: Skywatcher 0.85x Focal Reducer  ·  William Optics Flat II

Software: aurigaimaging Registar  ·  PixInsight  ·  Adobe CS3  ·  PHD Guiding  ·  Nebulosity  ·  ATIK Artemis software

Filters: IDAS LPS 2"  ·  Ha

Accessory: ATIK EFW2 USB

Dates:Jan. 6, 2013

Ha: 31x300" (2h 35') -20C bin 1x1
IDAS LPS 2": 62x120" (2h 4') ISO800 bin 1x1

Integration: 4h 39'

Avg. Moon age: 23.55 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.32%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 96121

RA center: 21h 34' 36"

DEC center: +57° 32' 49"

Pixel scale: 3.328 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -93.181 degrees

Field radius: 0.792 degrees

Resolution: 620x825

Locations: Home Obsy, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


The Elephant Trunk nebula & IC1396

This data for this was collected over several weeks owing to bad weather through November '12 - January '13. In the end I used the Ha from the Atik 314L+ and the RGB from the Canon 1000D.


Sky plot

Sky plot


IC1396 - The Elephant Trunk, 


            Graham Gilbert aka Sp@ce_d