Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  VdB142
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IC1396: The Elephant Trunk SHO with RGB stars, 



    
        

            Glenn Diekmann
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IC1396: The Elephant Trunk SHO with RGB stars

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IC1396: The Elephant Trunk SHO with RGB stars, 



    
        

            Glenn Diekmann
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IC1396: The Elephant Trunk SHO with RGB stars

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Quattro 250P

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI294MM Pro

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO CP4

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Quattro 250P

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM Mini

Focal reducers: Sky-Watcher Quattro Coma Corrector

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Lightroom Classic CC  ·  PHD2  ·  Starkeeper Software Voyager

Filters: Astrodon Ha 5 nm  ·  Astrodon OIII 5 nm  ·  Astrodon SII 5 nm  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2


Dates:July 14, 2021

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 28x90" (42') (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 2x2
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 27x90" (40' 30") (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 2x2
Astrodon Ha 5 nm: 26x180" (1h 18') (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 2x2
Astrodon Ha 5 nm: 105x240" (7h) (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 2x2
Astrodon OIII 5 nm: 45x120" (1h 30') (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 2x2
Astrodon OIII 5 nm: 81x180" (4h 3') (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 2x2
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 28x90" (42') (gain: 0.00) -10C bin 2x2
Astrodon SII 5 nm: 23x240" (1h 32') (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 2x2
Astrodon SII 5 nm: 57x300" (4h 45') (gain: 120.00) -10C bin 2x2

Integration: 22h 12' 30"

Darks: 50

Flats: 20

Bias: 200

Avg. Moon age: 4.34 days

Avg. Moon phase: 19.88%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00


RA center: 21h34m42s.268

DEC center: +57°3022.54

Pixel scale: 0.955 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.947 degrees

Field radius: 0.556 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 2434x3408

Data source: Backyard

Description

I had this target in mind when I was building my new Newtonian imaging rig. It is such a strikingly beautiful object with so much structure. I attempted it twice before using narrowband filters but was never satisfied with the star colors. This time, I decided to capture some RGB data for true star color.

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Description: Color balance.

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Description: Desaturated the yellows just a little.

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IC1396: The Elephant Trunk SHO with RGB stars, 



    
        

            Glenn Diekmann