Tuesday, August 19, 2014

IC1396, The Elephant Trunk

 Finally a clear night for astrophotography.  I got to try out my new imaging scope, a Tele Vue NP101.  I captured a total of 72min. of IC1396, The Elephant Trunk.  I used my IR modded Canon XSi.  There where no Flat, Dark, or Bias frames used.  All processing was done using Photoshop CS6e with the Google NIC collection.  

 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.

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