Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)
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The Elephant's Trunk nebula IC1396, 



    
        

            Erik Pirtala
The Elephant's Trunk nebula IC1396
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The Elephant's Trunk nebula IC1396

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The Elephant's Trunk nebula IC1396, 



    
        

            Erik Pirtala
The Elephant's Trunk nebula IC1396
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The Elephant's Trunk nebula IC1396

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
GSO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian Telescope
Imaging Cameras
ASI1600MM-C
Mounts
SkyWatcher EQ-6 Pro, SkyWatcher EQ-6 Pro
Filters
Astrodon SII 3nm · Astrodon OIII 3nm · Astrodon Ha 5nm
Accessories
Sky-watcher f/4 Aplnatic coma corrector
Software
Sequence Generator Pro Seqence Generator Pro · PixInsight, Photoshop

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 9, 2020 ·  Sept. 20, 2020 ·  Sept. 22, 2020
Frames:
Astrodon Ha 5nm: 55x360" (5h 30') (gain: 200.00) -25°C bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3nm: 35x360" (3h 30') (gain: 200.00) -25°C bin 1x1
Astrodon SII 3nm: 45x360" (4h 30') (gain: 200.00) -25°C bin 1x1
Integration:
13h 30'
Avg. Moon age:
10.19 days
Avg. Moon phase:
34.87%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
3.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4722588

RA center: 21h34m36s.5

DEC center: +57°3126

Pixel scale: 1.294 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 265.767 degrees

Field radius: 0.967 degrees

Resolution: 4362x3150

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

A quick project of a very beautiful nebula IC1396. 13,5 hours of data mapped in SHO -palette.

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Description: I never got the trunk to look like I wanted it until now. This time I pushed more contrast and kept it easier with noise reduction and sharpening. S-II was very weak so I had little success getting those areas to appear red

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The Elephant's Trunk nebula IC1396, 



    
        

            Erik Pirtala

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