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IC1396 - Elephant's Trunk Nebula in LRGB | by Simon Todd Astrophotography
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IC1396 - Elephant's Trunk Nebula in LRGB

IC1396 - Elephant's Trunk Nebula


The Elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust within the much larger ionized gas region IC 1396 located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth


Image consists of

17x 300S - Luminance

17x 300S - Red

17x 300S - Green

17x 300S - Blue



All data was obtained over two nights, 7th and 8th September


Equipment Used:

Imaging Scope: Sky-Watcher Quattro 8-CF 8" F4 Newtonian

Guide Scope: Celestron Telescopes Telescopes C80ED

Imaging Camera: Atik Cameras Cameras 383L+ Mono CCD Cooled to -20C

Guide Camera: Qhyccd 5L-II

Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ8 Pro

Capture Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro

Guide Software: PHD2

Dark/Flat Subtraction and Stacking: Maxim-DL

Post Processing: Photoshop, GradientXterminator, NoiseNinja


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Taken on July 15, 2017