Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)
Elephant Trunk nebula - vdB 142, 



    
        

            Alessandro Carrozzi
Elephant Trunk nebula - vdB 142
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Elephant Trunk nebula - vdB 142

Elephant Trunk nebula - vdB 142, 



    
        

            Alessandro Carrozzi
Elephant Trunk nebula - vdB 142
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Elephant Trunk nebula - vdB 142

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher newton 200 / 1000

Imaging cameras: Atik 4000LE

Mounts: Sky-Watcher NEQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Borg 101ED

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Loadstar

Software: PixInsight  ·  photoshop

Filters: Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series R  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series G  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series B  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series L


Dates:Aug. 10, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series B: 4x420" (28') -5C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series G: 4x420" (28') -5C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series L: 14x420" (1h 38') -5C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series R: 4x420" (28') -5C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm: 14x600" (2h 20') -5C bin 1x1

Integration: 5h 22'

Avg. Moon age: 21.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 61.34%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean SQM: 20.60


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3794683

RA center: 21h34m36s

DEC center: +57°3137

Pixel scale: 1.691 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 284.128 degrees

Field radius: 0.658 degrees


Resolution: 1962x2001

Data source: Traveller

Description

vdB 142, called Elephant Trunk due to its shape, is a diffuse nebula 20 light years wide, located at about 3000 light years in Cepheus constellation. SkyWatcher Newton 200/1000 with Atik 4000 LE on SkyWatcher NEQ 6 Pro. Astrodon LRGB I-series and Baader Ha 7nm filters. 14x600s Ha, 14x420s L, 4x420s for each RGB channel

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Elephant Trunk nebula - vdB 142, 



    
        

            Alessandro Carrozzi