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Apophis

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IC 1396 Elephant Trunk Nebula
« on: May 21, 2018, 20:26:36 »


Lights x 41 at 300s
Flats x 20
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Imaging telescope or lens:SkyWatcher 120ED Imaging System for Canon DSLR Cameras
Imaging camera:Canon 1000D modified
Mount:Skywatcher EQ6-R PRO Synscan
Guiding cameras:Skywatcher 9x50 Finderscope,  QHYCCD 5L-II MONO
Focal reducer:Skywatcher 0.85x Focal Reducer/Corrector for Evostar-120ED
Software:ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC,  DeepSkyStacker x64 by Luc Coiffier, Tony Cook, David C. Partridge Deepsky Stacker 4.1 64bit,  Astro Photography Tool
Accessory:QHYCCD PoleMaster
Resolution: 3906x2602
Dates: May 18, 2018
Frames: 41x300"
Integration: 3.4 hours
Avg. Moon age: 3.38 days
Avg. Moon phase: 12.37%
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Carole

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Re: IC 1396 Elephant Trunk Nebula
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2018, 20:45:13 »
Now that is nice.  Just needs a little colour tweak as it is too Salmon. 

I think this is the best bit of processing you have done so far.  Shame the main feature is half off the page.  Sometimes I think plate solving can often take you - although bang centre - not necessarily the best place to show up the main features.

Carole

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Re: IC 1396 Elephant Trunk Nebula
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2018, 08:34:11 »
Your images have taken a leap forward.....
It is healthier to be mutton dressed as lamb, than mutton dressed as mutton!

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Re: IC 1396 Elephant Trunk Nebula
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2018, 10:04:44 »
Thanks Carole and Fay.
Roger

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Re: IC 1396 Elephant Trunk Nebula
« Reply #4 on: Jun 12, 2018, 23:26:43 »
That's come out well.  The dark bits are well processed but overall it is all a bit too monochromatic.  There ought to be a few more colour variations in there somewhere.

Mark