Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  VdB142
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IC 1396 - Elephant's Trunk Nebula, 


            Yannick Akar
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IC 1396 - Elephant's Trunk Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph 8"

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM PRO

Mounts: iOptron CEM60

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Omegon Microspeed Guide Scope 60mm

Guiding cameras: ZWO AS120MM

Software: Adobe Phosotshop CC  ·  SharpCap Pro SharpCap Imaging Capture Software  ·  Open Guiding PHD 2.6.2  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Accessory: Starizona Filter Slider  ·  Celestron Focus Motor for SCT

Dates:Aug. 28, 2019Aug. 29, 2019Aug. 30, 2019

Baader f/2 Highspeed 2" H-Alpha Filter: 167x100" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader f/2 Highspeed 2" OIII Filter: 141x100" (gain: 100.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader f/2 Highspeed 2" SII Filter: 196x100" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 14.0 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 18.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.32%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Astrometry.net job: 2913294

RA center: 21h 35' 12"

DEC center: +57° 30' 34"

Pixel scale: 1.968 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.990 degrees

Field radius: 0.820 degrees

Resolution: 2400x1800

Locations: Home Garden (Est. Sky Quality: 18.77), Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Since the RASA gave a really wide view on the Elephant's Trunk and its surrounding nebulae, I wanted to highlight the best and sharpest part of the image.
Hope you enjoy :)


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IC 1396 - Elephant's Trunk Nebula, 


            Yannick Akar