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IC 1396

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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IC Number:
IC 1396

Constellation:
Cepheus

Distance from Earth:
~6,000 Light Years

Size:
170 arc minutes

IC 1396

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IC 1396

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The image above was taken with special narrow-band filters
to emphasise the energy in this region. These filters were mapped
to the standard color palettes used by the Hubble Heritage Team.

Date Taken:
8/17/2007 - 8/23/2007

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
Takahashi FSQ-106n
SBIG STL-11000M
SBIG FW8-STL
Astro Don Series I Filters
Astro Don Narrow Band Filters

LRGB Exposure Specs:
320 minutes total
H-Alpha: 4x30 min
Lum: 4x15 min
Red: 4x10 min
Grn: 4x10 min
Blu: 4x10 min

Mapped Exposure Specs:
540 minutes total
SII: 6x30 min
H-Alpha: 6x30 min
OIII: 6x30 min

Processed with:
MaximDL v4
Adobe Photoshop CS2
ACP
 

Copyright 2007, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.