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IC1396 nebula including the Elephant's Trunk (c-sho), 



    
        

            Ram Samudrala
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IC1396 nebula including the Elephant's Trunk (c-sho)

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IC1396 nebula including the Elephant's Trunk (c-sho), 



    
        

            Ram Samudrala
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IC1396 nebula including the Elephant's Trunk (c-sho)

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Stellarvue SV70T
Imaging Cameras
QHY163M
Mounts
Software Bisque Paramount MyT
Filters
Astrodon Ha 1.25 5nm · Astrodon OIII 1.25 3nm · Astrodon SII 31mm 3nm
Accessories
Stellarvue REDUCER FLATTENER FOR SV70T - SFFR-70APO
Software
SharpCap Pro · Photoshop CC · PixInsight · Software Bisque TheSkyX Professional Suite

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 3, 2019 ·  June 4, 2019 ·  June 7, 2019
Frames:
Astrodon Ha 1.25 5nm: 40x420" (4h 40') (gain: 100.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 1.25 3nm: 41x420" (4h 47') (gain: 100.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon SII 31mm 3nm: 31x420" (3h 37') (gain: 100.00) -15C bin 1x1
Integration:
13h 4'
Darks:
20
Avg. Moon age:
1.87 days
Avg. Moon phase:
7.29%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
3.00
Mean FWHM:
3.00
Temperature:
15.00

RA center: 21h39m30s.44

DEC center: +57°3149.0

Pixel scale: 2.320 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 27.914 degrees

Field radius: 1.794 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 4404x3412

Data source: Backyard

Description

It has been about a year since I did my last image and although I wanted to play with my QHY247C camera I decided to "retrain" by taking another narrowband image of a target I had gotten partially before with the FC100DF (i.e., IC1396A or the Elephant's Trunk region of IC1396).

This image was a national (US) finalist in the 2019 Wiki Science Competition in the General category:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Wiki_Science_Competition_2019_in_the_United_States/Full_results

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    IC1396 nebula including the Elephant's Trunk (c-sho), 



    
        

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    Original
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  • IC1396 nebula including the Elephant's Trunk (c-sho), 



    
        

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    C

B

Description: This was created using SCNR instead of Photoshop CC for the Hubble palette tweaking.

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C

Description: Ha only (uncropped).

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IC1396 nebula including the Elephant's Trunk (c-sho), 



    
        

            Ram Samudrala