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IC 1396 - Elephant's Trunk Nebula, 


            Paul Ricker
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IC 1396 - Elephant's Trunk Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Apertura 60EDR

Mounts: iOptron iEQ45 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astromania 50 mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5-III 178M

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  StarTools  ·  Deep Sky Stacker (DSS)

Filters: Asronomik Ha CCD filter 6nm  ·  ZWO new B  ·  ZWO new G  ·  ZWO new R

Accessory: Apertura Field Flattener

Dates:Nov. 6, 2020Nov. 11, 2020Nov. 13, 2020

Asronomik Ha CCD filter 6nm: 4x900" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 1x1
ZWO new B: 17x300" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 2x2
ZWO new G: 19x300" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 2x2
ZWO new R: 22x300" (gain: 100.00) -5C bin 2x2

Integration: 5.8 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Avg. Moon age: 24.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.55%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Astrometry.net job: 4016140

RA center: 21h 35' 56"

DEC center: +57° 38' 30"

Pixel scale: 1.346 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.096 degrees

Field radius: 0.872 degrees

Resolution: 4006x2391

Data source: Backyard


The most famous piece of the Elephant's Trunk Nebula.


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IC 1396 - Elephant's Trunk Nebula, 


            Paul Ricker