IC1396 – Elephant’s Trunk Nebula

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
18x 300S – Luminance
18x 300S – Red
18x 300S – Green
18x 300S – Blue
8x 600S – Hydrogen Alpha (As lighten layer in Red Channel)

All data was obtained over two nights, 7th and 8th September 2016

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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