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IC 1396; the Elephant Trunk Nebula and Garnet Star, 



    
        

            Adrian Jannetta
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IC 1396; the Elephant Trunk Nebula and Garnet Star

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IC 1396; the Elephant Trunk Nebula and Garnet Star, 



    
        

            Adrian Jannetta
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IC 1396; the Elephant Trunk Nebula and Garnet Star

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
William Optics RedCat 51
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI 533 MC Pro
Mounts
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Synscan
Filters
Altair Astro Tri-Band OSC
Software
Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. PixInsight

Acquisition details

Dates:
Aug. 4, 2021
Frames:
21x300" (1h 45')
Integration:
1h 45'
Avg. Moon age:
25.67 days
Avg. Moon phase:
15.92%

RA center: 21h39m01s.68

DEC center: +57°2656.7

Pixel scale: 3.120 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -21.995 degrees

Field radius: 1.844 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 3008x3008

Locations: Home, England, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

I got into astrophotography about ten years ago and it's taken me until this year to take a picture of this!

The data which went into this image were the first pictures captured with my new RedCat 51.  I used a triband filter on the ZWO ASI533 and I'd previously stacked those subs with Astro Pixel Processer and saved the extracted Hα and OIII channels.  I combined those channels more recently when I converted to PixInsight using tips and tricks to bring out the blues in the nebula that I'd seen online.

So here it is!  My first picture uploaded to AstroBin :-)

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IC 1396; the Elephant Trunk Nebula and Garnet Star, 



    
        

            Adrian Jannetta

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