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Contains:  IC 1396, The star Garnet Star (μCep)
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IC1396 region, wide field, 


            Cory Schmitz
IC1396 region, wide field

IC1396 region, wide field

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Canon 70-200 f4 L

Imaging camera:Canon 550D

Mount:CELESTRON Advanced VX

Guiding telescope or lens:Vixen Finderscope 9x50

Guiding camera:Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Software:O'Telescope BackyardEOSPixInsightPHD Guiding

Resolution: 3111x2073

Dates:Aug. 13, 2013

Integration: 0.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.58% job: 117145

RA center: 323.193 degrees

DEC center: 58.676 degrees

Pixel scale: 7.657 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -168.985 degrees

Field radius: 3.975 degrees


I wanted to collect about four times this amount of data as there is a LOT more here to see, but clouds had a different idea for my night. About 25% of this is shot through thin cloud cover as they slowly made their way across the sky. I was hoping to also get the Flying Bat nebula (hint of it in the upper right) in the same frame, but not so much. Again -- more data is needed!

From data acquired on 2013-08-13
11 x 300s ISO800, 55min total integration time
Calibrated with dark / flat / bias

Canon 70-200mm f/4L at 200mm f/5
Canon 550D (Baader IR mod)
Celestron AdvancedVX mount
Orion SSAG autoguider + 50mm guide scope
Canon T2i 550D DSLR (Baader IR modded)
Orion Field Flattener

Image acquisition with BackyardEOS
Guiding with PHD
Calibration/alignment/integration and post-processing with PixInsight



Cory Schmitz
License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


IC1396 region, wide field, 


            Cory Schmitz

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