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Elephant Trunk, Flying Bat, and Giant Squid Nebulae (IC1396, Sh2-129, Ou4), 



    
        

            Patrick Hsieh
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Elephant Trunk, Flying Bat, and Giant Squid Nebulae (IC1396, Sh2-129, Ou4)

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Elephant Trunk, Flying Bat, and Giant Squid Nebulae (IC1396, Sh2-129, Ou4), 



    
        

            Patrick Hsieh
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Elephant Trunk, Flying Bat, and Giant Squid Nebulae (IC1396, Sh2-129, Ou4)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics RedCat 51 Petzval APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI6200MM-PRO

Mounts: Astro Physics Mach2GTO

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Photoshop CS6

Filters: Chroma 3nm Ha, Oiii, Sii


Dates:July 6, 2021

Frames: 27x1800" (13h 30')

Integration: 13h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 26.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.44%


Astrometry.net job: 4710629

RA center: 21h 26' 25"

DEC center: +58° 51' 22"

Pixel scale: 3.115 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 44.975 degrees

Field radius: 4.934 degrees


Resolution: 9508x6308

Locations: Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

A first data set on this interesting trio of objects. The Squid is quite faint and unfortunately cloud patterns prevented travel to a darker site; for 4.5 hrs of Oiii from Bortle 4 I was reasonably pleased with the result however. Ha was plenty bright at 15min exposures, Oiii definitely benefited from the the longer 30min exposures though.

16 x 900s Ha, 4 x 900s Oiii + 7 x 1800s Oiii

WO Redcat 51, ASI6200MM, Chroma 3nm, A-P Mach2GTO

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Elephant Trunk, Flying Bat, and Giant Squid Nebulae (IC1396, Sh2-129, Ou4), 



    
        

            Patrick Hsieh