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Saturday, October 11, 2008

IC 1396 in H-alpha & OIII light


The home of the famous "Elephants Trunk" Nebula, IC1396is an active
starformation area in Cepheus.After the Veil Nebula I shot 6x1200s trough H-alpha filter and then 3x1200s trough OIII filter. My goal is shoot SII channel as soon as possible and makea narrowband three color image. The Green channel is synthesized from O-III and H-alpha.
Imaging data:
Camera, QHY8
Filters,
Baader 7nm H-alpha and Baader 8,5nm O-III
Optics,
Tokina AT-X 300mm @ f2.8
Exposures,
7X 1200s H-alpha 8 X 1200 O-III + flats and bias - Guiding, LX200 GPS 12" + PHD-guiding and Lodestar

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