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An Elephant's Trunk, Here IC 1396, 



    
        

            Maroun Habib
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            Maroun Habib
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An Elephant's Trunk, Here IC 1396

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TPO/GSO RC8 f/8 TPO/GCO RC8 f/8

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MM Pro (cooled)

Mounts: iOptron CEM70

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO OAG

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 290MM Mini ZWO 290MM Mini

Software: PixInsight PinInsight 1.8.5  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Choma O3 3nm  ·  Baader Ha 1.25" 7nm

Accessory: ZWO 8x 1.25" Filter Wheel (EFW)  ·  ZWO EAF


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4916437

RA center: 21h35m07s

DEC center: +57°3112

Pixel scale: 0.586 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 329.662 degrees

Field radius: 0.403 degrees


Resolution: 4098x2776

Locations: Lebanon, Lebanon, Lebanon

Data source: Backyard

Description

An Elephant's Trunk - Here, IC 1396 

There are many observable elephant trunks, and here is one of them taken during early August. 

The MVST had good seeing conditions earlier this month. All equipment were functioning autonomously despite the nightly electric cuts. Sky brightness have dropped from ~19 to ~20 mag/square arcsec. And yes, I could see the milkyway shining from my populated hometown.

I hope with this national fuel shortage, people will start using electricity wisely. All the light lost is space directly impacts lost fossil fuel that could be used for food preservation in fridges. 

Under the hood:
TSO/GSO RC8, iOptron CEM70, ZWO ASI294MM, Baader 7nm Ha, Chroma 3nm O3, ZWO OAG along with ASI290MM mini for guiding, Primaluce ESATTO 2", 150Ah battery with a floating charger

Processed with Pixinsight, HOO combination, Lightroom, with the aid of Starnet++

H: 120 frames each of 5mins
O: 247 frames each of 5mins
S: 180 frames each of 5mins (dropped/unused)

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An Elephant's Trunk, Here IC 1396, 



    
        

            Maroun Habib

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