Again: IC1396


Last weekend I finished this image. The Elephant Trunk Nebula, this render is pure narrowband classic HST palette. The image details are:

  • 2 panel mosaic
  • 32 x 10m per filter per panel (~32h of total exposure time)
  • Camera: Atik 460EX
  • Filters: Astrodon 5nm
  • Palette HST
  • Mount CGE pro
  • Autoguider: SX OAG, Lodestar, PHD2
  • Capture SW: Main Sequence Generator
  • Processed with Pixinsight
  • Telescope 12inch TPO f/4 reflector operating @ F/4.5
  • Corrector Parracor Type2

I hope you like it!

Clear Skies!


Image details and alternative render:


Very nice!! Lovely image!

I like the observatory, where is it located?

I was thinking about shooting this at Okie-Tex but seeing yours I may have to find another target :wink:


Thanks for the comment! This object is very generous and works well for narrow and wife FOVs.

I’ve never been to TX start party, it is a 6h drive from my place… one day.

Enjoy the dark sky, and clear skies!