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IC 1396 in Cepheus (the top half) 22 August 2012 | by BudgetAstro
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IC 1396 in Cepheus (the top half) 22 August 2012

Guess who got an ED80 for his birthday then? :)


This is my first half successful attempt at using the thing with my new go-faster budget guiding kit :) Guiding was fine, but I ran out of vis towards the end, and as the Reading Fest had just kicked off, I had to contend with searchlights passing through the frame every 20 seconds or so! So on that basis, this ain't too bad - even though it needed a little encouragement during the processing :) Horrendously noisy, hence the small image :)



Nikon D70 modded, iso 1250, Baader Neodymium filter

15 x 6 mins for a total of 1 hour 30 minutes

Guiding: Quickcam Pro4000/9x50 finderscope, PHD

Stacked in DSS and processed in CS5


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Taken on August 22, 2012