Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  IC 1396  ·  The star Garnet Star (μCep)
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IC 1396 (Elephant's Trunk Nebula) in Cepheus - Four Panel Mosaic, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
IC 1396 (Elephant's Trunk Nebula) in Cepheus - Four Panel Mosaic
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IC 1396 (Elephant's Trunk Nebula) in Cepheus - Four Panel Mosaic

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Imaging cameras: QSI683wsg

Mounts: 10 Micron GM1000HPS

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Guiding cameras: QSI683wsg

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

Filters: Astrodon OIII 5nm  ·  Astrodon Ha 5nm  ·  Astrodon SII 5nm


Dates:Aug. 20, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Ha 5nm: 84x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 5nm: 84x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon SII 5nm: 84x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 84.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.57 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.75%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4185891

RA center: 21h 39' 8"

DEC center: +57° 30' 39"

Pixel scale: 2.631 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.279 degrees

Field radius: 2.158 degrees


Resolution: 4724x3542

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

Description

The Elephant’s Trunk nebula (van den Bergh 142) is part of the emission nebula IC 1396. It is approximately 3,000 light years from Earth in the constellation of Cepheus. The Elephant Trunk is a site of star formation, containing several stars that may be only 100,000 years old.

This is a four panel mosaic photographed between 24 July and 20 August 2020 from a rig in Spain that is privately owned and operated by Barry Wilson and me.

Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ 106
Camera: QSI 683
Filters: Astrodon
Mount: 10 Micron GM1000HPS

Ha: 84 x 1200s
OIII: 84 x 1200s
SII: 84 x 1200s

A total of 84 hours exposure.

Processing: Steve Milne
Data: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson

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IC 1396 (Elephant's Trunk Nebula) in Cepheus - Four Panel Mosaic, 



    
        

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