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IC1396 Elephant's Trunk nebula, 


            Graham Winstanley
IC1396 Elephant's Trunk nebula

IC1396 Elephant's Trunk nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 1374x993

Dates:July 3, 2019

Frames: 69x300"

Integration: 5.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.68% job: 2842886

RA center: 323.890 degrees

DEC center: 57.466 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.218 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 7.580 degrees

Field radius: 0.522 degrees

Data source: Backyard


Captured during the short and bright nights between 9 June and 3 July. This is my first tri-colour narrowband image and it has taken me a long time to achieve a satisfactory colour balance with the Hubble palette. The initial processing was in Pixinsight then colours were adjusted in Photoshop CS2 and finalised again in PI. It is a bit noisy if you look too close but not bad considering the sky brightness at 53 deg N this time of year.
Ha 25 x 300s
OIII 23 x 400s
SII 21 x 300s



Graham Winstanley
License: None (All rights reserved)

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IC1396 Elephant's Trunk nebula, 


            Graham Winstanley