IC 1396

Some old narrowband data from last year reprocessed.


I felt a little guilty as I let a clear spell of several nights pass by without attempting any imaging, and now it's cloudy again for the foreseeable future. So I had a play with some old images to make up for it all.


Imaged with the Orion ED80T CF, Atik 314l+ and Processed in Pixinsight / CS5.

  • astrometry.net 3y

    Hello, this is the blind astrometry solver. Your results are:
    (RA, Dec) center:(323.453904881, 57.5165075657) degrees
    (RA, Dec) center (H:M:S, D:M:S):(21:33:48.937, +57:30:59.427)
    Orientation:-89.04 deg E of N

    Pixel scale:3.57 arcsec/pixel

    Parity:Reverse ("Left-handed")
    Field size :75.13 x 57.20 arcminutes

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    If you would like to have other images solved, please submit them to the astrometry group.
  • Efrain Morales 3y

    Beautiful results!
  • dave halliday 3y

    Yes...its nicely done.

    From what I saw on TV today (in London.............)
    and same here...good thing its a full moon.
  • Mike Crowle 3y

    Superb detail in that dust - very impressive work, John!
  • John Taylor 3y

    Efrain Morales Mike Crowle Thank you both.

    dave halliday Yes I think they were taking some old lady out for a boat ride or something today.
  • Terry Hancock 3y

    nice work John
  • John Taylor 3y

    Terry Hancock Thank you Terry.
  • stefano 3y

    Nice capture John, well done!!!
  • John Taylor 3y

    stefano Thank you Stefano.
  • Doug German BudgetAstro.net 3y

    Excellent John. I shouldn't look at images like this as it makes my efforts look very sad ;)

    You had several clear nights and went to bed without imaging?! Shame on you! We only get half a dozen a year! Go and stand in the naughty corner! ;)
  • John Taylor 3y

    Doug German BudgetAstro.net I have just returned from sitting on the bottom step of the stairs for my crimes :)

    Don't be too critical of your images Doug, you've been on telly more times over the last year than the royal family!!!
  • Doug German BudgetAstro.net 3y

    LOL! Not quite!
    I'm looking at modding my EQ5 to give me some guiding capability of sorts. If I get it up and running (big if) I'll have another crack at this with longer subs. That should make a difference. I couldn't bear to look at the two images I had of this in my photostream so I deleted them, through clenched teeth ;)
  • Jenny NicLaubhrin 2y

    I am in awe of your entire photostream, but found this image especially beautiful. I hope you don't mind that I added you as a contact so I can watch as you add new pix.
  • John Taylor 2y

    Jenny NicLaubhrin Not at all, thanks for looking, I'm very pleased you enjoy my images.
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Taken on June 3, 2012
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