Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  VdB142
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Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, 



    
        

            Kyle Ingersoll
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Elephant’s Trunk Nebula

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Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, 



    
        

            Kyle Ingersoll
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Elephant’s Trunk Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132

Imaging cameras: Atik One 9.0

Mounts: Avalon Instruments Linear Fast Reverse

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Atik Titan Mono

Focal reducers: William Optics Flat 68II

Software: Atik Artemis Capture  ·  StellariumScope  ·  PHD2  ·  Pixinsight  ·  Stellarium  ·  Avalon StarGo  ·  Polemaster SW

Filters: Atik SHO Filter Set

Accessory: QHYCCD Polemaster



Astrometry.net job: 2911020

RA center: 21h 34' 42"

DEC center: +57° 30' 32"

Pixel scale: 0.421 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.122 degrees

Field radius: 0.486 degrees


Resolution: 5085x6570

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Elephants Trunk Nebula

This is just a small portion of a massive nebula located in the constellation Cepheus, around 2400 light years from earth. It is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust inside a much larger ionized gas region.

This image is a collection of 15 hours worth of exposure time on the object as follows -

22x15 minute shots through an SII filter

22x15 minute shots through an H-Alpha filter

22x15 minute shots through an OIII filter

All binned 1x1 & Dithered. Pixel scale = 0.82”/pixel

+ 20 each bias & darks, & 25 flats

Sensor placed at -15 Degrees Celsius for every image, including calibration shots - although unnecessary for some, why not.

Some pixinsight processes used include - Drizzle Integration, Dynamic Background Extraction, Deconvolution, RGB Combination, LRGB Combination, Colour Calibration, MultiscaleLinearTransform, TVGDenoise, Morphological Transform, & Lots of masks & Curves Transformations.

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Elephant’s Trunk Nebula, 



    
        

            Kyle Ingersoll