IC1396A & vdB142 - The Elephant Trunk Nebula

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Image Data: Object Information:
  • Exposure:  LRGB
    • Luminance binned 1x1, RGB binned 2x2
    • L 34x5m, R 7x10m, G 8x10m, B 8x10m
  • Telescope:  Stellarvue SV152 @ f/7.9
  • Mount:  MI-250 GoTo
  • Camera:  SBIG ST-10XME CCD, SBIG CFW-10
    • AstroDon E-Series TruBalance Filters
  • Location:  Casa Cielo Observatory, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Date/Time: 
    • Luminance: July 22, 2006, 00:45-04:59 PDT
    • RGB: July 25, 2006, 00:26-05:07 PDT
  • Processing: Taken  in CCDSoft v5 using CCDCommander.  Reduced, aligned, combined sub-exposures, Positive Constraint deconvolution to the Luminance, and RGB combine in CCDStack. Lab LRGB combine, selective bluring, contrast adjustment, and unsharp mask in Photoshop.
  • Name:  IC1396A, vdB142
  • Type:  Reflection, Emission, and Dark Nebula
  • Constellation:  Cepheus
  • Distance:  2400 light years

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