Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)
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IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk, 



    
        

            Greg Ray
IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk
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IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk

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IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk, 



    
        

            Greg Ray
IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk
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IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED 127 FCD1 ES127ED-FCD1

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro Cooled

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R PRO Synscan

Guiding telescopes or lenses: AstroTech AT72ED At72ED

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini Monochrome ZWO ASI290MM Mini (Mono)

Software: Pixinsight  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: ZWO 31mm OIII 7nm  ·  ZWO 31mm Ha 7nm  ·  ZWO 31mm S2 7nm

Accessory: Astro-Tech AT2FF Field Flattener  ·  Thousand Oaks Dew Controller  ·  Dew-Not heater strips  ·  PegasusAstro Focuscube


Dates:Oct. 22, 2019Oct. 29, 2019Nov. 1, 2019

Frames:
ZWO 31mm Ha 7nm: 70x240" (4h 40') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 31mm OIII 7nm: 70x240" (4h 40') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO 31mm S2 7nm: 70x240" (4h 40') (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 14h

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~19

Bias: ~70

Avg. Moon age: 9.77 days

Avg. Moon phase: 21.29%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Temperature: 17.67


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3039392

RA center: 21h 35' 10"

DEC center: +57° 28' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.820 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 294.799 degrees

Field radius: 0.626 degrees


Resolution: 4458x3226

Locations: Stafford Observatory, Stafford, Virginia, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I usually try this object every year and my previous attempts show poor equipment and processing skills. I hope you like as I think it is my best try so far!

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IC 1396 Elephant's Trunk, 



    
        

            Greg Ray

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