Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  IC 1396
The Elephant's Trunk Nebula in IC1396, 



    
        

            Benjamin Csizi
The Elephant's Trunk Nebula in IC1396
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The Elephant's Trunk Nebula in IC1396

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 100ED Super APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM60

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 100ED Super APO

Guiding cameras: ToupTek G3M178C

Software: Open PHD Guiding PHD 2  ·  PixInsight  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Baader Ha 36 mm 7nm  ·  Baader SII 36mm 8nm  ·  Baader OIII 36mm 8.5nm

Accessory: PrimaLuceLab Sesto Senso 2  ·  ZWO OAG  ·  ZWO EFW 36 mm Filter Wheel  ·  iOptron iPolar  ·  Startech Industrial USB3 Hub  ·  Thousand Oaks Optical Dew Controller  ·  West Mountain Radio RIGrunner 4005H


Dates:June 1, 2020June 11, 2020June 13, 2020June 23, 2020June 24, 2020June 25, 2020

Frames:
Baader Ha 36 mm 7nm: 87x300" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader OIII 36mm 8.5nm: 88x300" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Baader SII 36mm 8nm: 87x300" (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 21.8 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 10.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 37.98%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3634972

RA center: 21h 36' 7"

DEC center: +57° 31' 15"

Pixel scale: 1.416 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 271.050 degrees

Field radius: 0.972 degrees


Resolution: 3230x3737

Locations: Home, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is my attempt at the Elephant's Trunk Nebula IC1396A in the constellation Cepheus, one of my favorite DSOs.
The weather has been terrible here in Southern Germany over the last couple fo weeks, so this took me longer than expected, but I am quite happy how it turned out. I am looking forward to more large narrowband summer targets!

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Description: Crop of the trunk

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Description: slighty enhanced contrast and brightness

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The Elephant's Trunk Nebula in IC1396, 



    
        

            Benjamin Csizi