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vdB-142
The Elephant's Trunk

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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IC Number:
IC 1396
vdB-142

Constellation:
Cepheus

Distance from Earth:
~=1,500 Light Years

Size:
49 arc minutes

IC 1396

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IC 1396, The Elephant Trunk

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Date Taken:
8/24/2010 - 8/26/2010

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
RCOS 16" Ritchey-Chretien
SBIG STL-11000M
AstroDon Series I Filters
AstroDon HA, SII, OIII Filters
Bisque Paramount ME

Exposure Specs:
150 minutes total
Lum: 17x5 min
Red: 4x5 min
Grn: 4x5 min
Blu: 5x5 min

Exposure Specs (HA):
570 minutes total
HA: 19x30 min

Processed with:
CCDAutoPilot
CCDStack
Adobe Photoshop CS2
 

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