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Contains:  IC 1396
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An Elephant Never Forgets (IC 1396), 





    
        

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An Elephant Never Forgets (IC 1396)

An Elephant Never Forgets (IC 1396)

Technical card

Resolution: 2610x3312

Dates:June 7, 2019June 8, 2019

Frames:
Astronomik Ha 6nm: 9x1200" -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik OIII 6nm: 9x1200" -15C bin 1x1
Astronomik SII 6nm: 9x1200" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.0 hours

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~150

Avg. Moon age: 4.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.46%

Astrometry.net job: 2739670

RA center: 324.040 degrees

DEC center: 57.844 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.968 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 272.181 degrees

Field radius: 1.153 degrees

Data source: Backyard

Description

After acquiring my Mach 1 in September, the ubiquitous "new-gear-induced-cloud-cover" seemed to stretch an entire winter for me. So here I am many months later, finally getting a first light with it. To nobody's surprise, it performed beautifully. The Elephant Trunk is an awesome structure that I had previously attempted with an unmodified DSLR, and after taking a single frame and seeing how little signal I was getting, gave up on immediately. In narrowband, this object has some really amazing detail, and is very well suited to careful and incremental deconvolution and multi-scale processing in PixInsight to make it crisp and bold. It also rewards composition, and I'm very pleased with the framing of the object. Thanks for looking!

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