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TH~ASTRO IC1396 5hrs

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. The piece of the nebula shown here is the dark, dense globule IC 1396A; it is commonly called the Elephant's Trunk nebula because of its appearance at visible light wavelengths, where there is a dark patch with a bright, sinuous rim. The bright rim is the surface of the dense cloud that is being illuminated and ionized by a very bright, massive star (HD 206267) that is just to the east of IC 1396A.

 

This is my Image Of IC1396, The Elephant Trunk Nebula in Hubble Pallet Style. This is 5 Hrs of total imaging time.

 

Acquisition:

SVbony Schott Glass 2" Filters

Hydrogen Alpha 50x 120s

Oxygen Three 50x 120s

Sulfur Two 50x 120s

 

Equipment:

TS Optics 102mm F5.6 APO

ZWOasi 071 MC pro Camera

EvoGuide 50mm Guidescope

ZWOasi 290 Guide Camera

Skywatcher EQ6-R mount

 

Stacked and Pre Processing done in Pixinsight

Post Processing done in Photoshop

Finalized in Topaz Labs De-noise AI

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Uploaded on March 8, 2021