Astronomy and astrophotography under California stars
IC 1396
Emission Nebula in Cepheus
Elephant's Trunk and surrounding nebula (IC 1396). Taken with a Takahashi FSQ-106EDX-III telescope and an FLI ML11002-C camera.
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Optics Takahashi FSQ-106ED X-III Quadruplet Refractor Telescope at f/5.0
Mount Astro-Physics 900-GTO German Equatorial Go-To Mount
Camera FLI MicroLine KAI-11002-C at -25°C
Exposure 255 minutes (17 x 15 minutes)
Calibration 30 darks | 60 flats | 60 flat darks | 0 bias
Air Temperature 75°F
Accessories Autoguided with SBIG ST-i camera and Astrodon MMOAG
Location CaliforniaStars Observatory in Landers, California
Date August 18, 2012
Notes Processing: MaxIm DL Pro v5.21 for acquisition. ImagesPlus v4.25 for calibrate, Bayer CFA interpolation, register, and combine. Photoshop CS4 for curves, levels, sharpen, saturation, crop, resize and JPG compression.

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