Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 1396  ·  The star Garnet Star (μCep)
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IC 1396 Nebula Complex with Elephant's Trunk, 


IC 1396 Nebula Complex with Elephant's Trunk
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IC 1396 Nebula Complex with Elephant's Trunk

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: LACERTA Apo 72/432 f6

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 6D

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Lacerta MGEN2-Autoguider with 9x50 Finder Scope

Focal reducers: LACERTA Flattener 72

Software: GIMP 2.10.4  ·  Luc Coiffier's DSS

Dates:Aug. 5, 2019

Frames: 29x270"

Integration: 2.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.79%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2859208

RA center: 21h 38' 20"

DEC center: +57° 29' 6"

Pixel scale: 3.623 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 96.887 degrees

Field radius: 2.783 degrees

Resolution: 4600x3072

Locations: Planneralm, Planneralm, Styria, Austria

Data source: Traveller


My first clear night at 1600m in Styria was directed to the giant nebula complex IC 1396 hosting - among others - the Elephant's Trunk. Due to transport limitations, I only had my (new) little Lacerta 72/432 with me (a nice piece of equipment btw ;-) -- therefore the choice of a widefield object, which was also a test for the full frame capabilities of the little photo refractor.

(Had to reduce the size of the image due to the 70MB limit of Astrobin)



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IC 1396 Nebula Complex with Elephant's Trunk,