Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  B365  ·  IC 1396  ·  IC1396  ·  Sh2-131  ·  VdB142
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Elephant's Trunk Nebula (IC 1396), 


            Will Czaja
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Elephant's Trunk Nebula (IC 1396)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106N

Imaging cameras: QHY163M

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO AP 1200 GTO

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5-II-M

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PHD Lab PHD2 Guiding

Dates:July 12, 2019

Frames: 575x300"

Integration: 47.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 80.98%

Astrometry.net job: 2836478

RA center: 21h 34' 53"

DEC center: +57° 30' 28"

Pixel scale: 1.482 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 75.377 degrees

Field radius: 1.177 degrees

Resolution: 4575x3435

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Marathon Remote Imaging Observatory (MaRIO)


I love the strange forms found in this region of ionized gas. It looks like artwork from H. R. Giger!

Let me know if you have any questions on my processing workflow, I'd be happy to share. I'll post the SHO PixelMath for this soon.



Will Czaja

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Elephant's Trunk Nebula (IC 1396), 


            Will Czaja