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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 1396
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Elephant's Trunk Nebula (IC 1396A), 


            Henning Schmidt
Elephant's Trunk Nebula (IC 1396A)
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Elephant's Trunk Nebula (IC 1396A)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 80ED

Imaging cameras: Primalucelab Canon 700DA Cooled  ·  QHYCCD QHY 183M

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ8 Pro

Software: Adobe PS CS2  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Baader Planetarium H 1.25", Ha 7nm  ·  Hutech IDAS 1.25" LPS P2

Accessory: Lacerta Mgen

Dates:Aug. 25, 2016April 1, 2019

Baader Planetarium H 1.25", Ha 7nm: 28x600" (gain: 20.00) -40C
Hutech IDAS 1.25" LPS P2: 16x300" ISO1600 -15C

Integration: 6.0 hours

Darks: ~100

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 24.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 29.74%

Basic astrometry details job: 3616209

RA center: 21h 37' 27"

DEC center: +57° 40' 8"

Pixel scale: 1.210 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 267.953 degrees

Field radius: 1.052 degrees

Resolution: 3654x5082

Locations: Home observatory, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Elephant's Trunk Nebula (IC 1396A), Composite with Halpha (QHY 183M, 28x 600 sec, Gain 20, Offset 30, cooled: -30°C) from 01.04.2019 and RGB (Canon EOS 700Da cooled, 16x 300 sec, ISO 1600, cooled: -15°C) from 25.08.2016, new version.



Henning Schmidt
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Elephant's Trunk Nebula (IC 1396A), 


            Henning Schmidt