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IC1396 Elephant's Trunk nebula

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Observer
Graham Winstanley
Time of observation
03/07/2019 - 02:00
Object
Elephant's trunk nebula
Observing location
Bassingham, Lincolnshire
Equipment
Skywatcher ED80
Pier mounted NEQ6
QHY IMG2PRO at -10 deg
oag camera ASI120MM
Baader Ha 7nm, OIII & SII 8nm filters
Exposure
Ha 25 x 300s, O 24 x 400s, S 21 x 300s
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Captured during the short and bright nights between 9 June and 3 July. This is my first tri-colour narrowband image and it has taken me a long time to achieve a satisfactory colour balance with the Hubble palette. The initial processing was in Pixinsight then colours were adjusted in Photoshop CS2 and finalised again in PI. It is a bit noisy if you look too close but not bad considering the sky brightness at this time of year.

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Derek Robson's picture

Excellent job Graham.  A lot of time and effort has gone into that.

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