Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  B161  ·  IC 1396  ·  Sh2-131  ·  VdB142
The Elephant's Trunk Nebula in IC1396, 



    
        

            Benjamin Csizi
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The Elephant's Trunk Nebula in IC1396

The Elephant's Trunk Nebula in IC1396, 



    
        

            Benjamin Csizi
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The Elephant's Trunk Nebula in IC1396

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
SkyWatcher Esprit 100ED Super APO
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI1600MM Pro
Mounts
iOptron CEM60
Filters
Baader SII 36mm 8nm · Baader Ha 36 mm 7nm · Baader OIII 36mm 8.5nm
Accessories
PrimaLuceLab Sesto Senso 2 · iOptron iPolar · ZWO EFW 36 mm Filter Wheel · ZWO OAG · Startech Industrial USB3 Hub · Thousand Oaks Optical Dew Controller · West Mountain Radio RIGrunner 4005H
Software
Seqence Generator Pro · PixInsight · PHD 2
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
SkyWatcher Esprit 100ED Super APO
Guiding Cameras
ToupTek G3M178C

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 1, 2020 ·  June 11, 2020 ·  June 13, 2020 ·  June 23, 2020 ·  June 24, 2020 ·  June 25, 2020
Frames:
Baader Ha 36 mm 7nm: 87x300" (7h 15') (gain: 139.00) -15°C bin 1x1
Baader OIII 36mm 8.5nm: 88x300" (7h 20') (gain: 139.00) -15°C bin 1x1
Baader SII 36mm 8nm: 87x300" (7h 15') (gain: 139.00) -15°C bin 1x1
Integration:
21h 50'
Darks:
50
Flats:
30
Flat darks:
50
Avg. Moon age:
10.45 days
Avg. Moon phase:
37.98%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00

RA center: 21h36m07s.40

DEC center: +57°3117.1

Pixel scale: 1.416 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.011 degrees

Field radius: 0.972 degrees

More info:Open 

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