Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  IC 1396  ·  The star Garnet Star (μCep)
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IC 1396 / SH2-131 - The mighty Elephant Trunk Nebula, 



    
        

            Ivan Raichev
IC 1396 / SH2-131 - The mighty Elephant Trunk Nebula
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IC 1396 / SH2-131 - The mighty Elephant Trunk Nebula

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IC 1396 / SH2-131 - The mighty Elephant Trunk Nebula, 



    
        

            Ivan Raichev
IC 1396 / SH2-131 - The mighty Elephant Trunk Nebula
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IC 1396 / SH2-131 - The mighty Elephant Trunk Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 8” Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph (RASA 8)

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 2600 MC Pro

Mounts: Ioptron CEM70

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Deluxe Mini 50mm Guide Scope with Helical Focuser

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 224MC

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  SharpCap

Filters: IDAS NBZ 2" Dual Band Nebula Boost Filter


Dates:June 28, 2021June 29, 2021

Frames:
IDAS NBZ 2" Dual Band Nebula Boost Filter: 228x120" (7h 36') (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1
IDAS NBZ 2" Dual Band Nebula Boost Filter: 42x300" (3h 30') (gain: 100.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 11h 6'

Darks: 20

Flats: 30

Bias: 29

Avg. Moon age: 19.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 77.79%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4696072

RA center: 21h39m23s.8

DEC center: +57°3028

Pixel scale: 1.936 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 267.786 degrees

Field radius: 1.985 degrees


Resolution: 6166x4060

Locations: Астро терасата под звездите / My astro terrace under the stars, гр. София, кв. Княжево, Bulgaria

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is my first ever image of the Elephant Trunk Nebula. Image was taken from the city right under the city lights and the light of the Moon.

This is quite an impressive target with all the cloud formations. I can't stop myself to marvel at the sheer size and beauty of this nebula.

As a bonus it turned out that I have captured two planetary nebulas as well - PK 100+04.1 and PK 097+03.1.

Clear Skies!

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IC 1396 / SH2-131 - The mighty Elephant Trunk Nebula, 



    
        

            Ivan Raichev