IC1396 The Elephant Trunk Nebula

IC1368 The Elephant Trunk Nebula

Acquisition Data

  • Telescope: Explore Scientific ED127 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor
  • Camera: ASI2600MC Pro
  • Guide Scope: Orion ST80
  • Guide Camera: ASI290MM Mini. Dithering every image at 1 pixel each time
  • Mount: iOptron CEM60
  • Software: NINA for image acquisition. PixInsight used for stacking and editing. Imported to Photoshop for final touchup and watermarking
  • Other Accessories: AstroZap Dew Heater, Explore Scientific 2″ Field Flattener, MoonLite CFL 2.5″ Focuser, High Res Stepper Motor, V3 Controller, Pegasus Astro Power Box Advance
  • Filters: Optolong L-Pro 2″
  • Exposure Time: 4 hours 10 minutes (50 x 300 seconds) -20°C, 100 gain, bin 1×1
  • Exposure Start: 01:17
  • Date: September 19, 2020
  • Location: Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • GPS Coordinates: Lat. 41.6628445, Long. -77.8230494
  • Temperature: 64°F/17.7°C
  • Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2
  • Astrometry.net job: 4104361
  • Avg. Moon age: 2.36 days
  • Avg. Moon phase: 6.19%
  • RA center: 21h 38′ 57″
  • DEC center: +57° 32′ 24″
  • Orientation: 11.587 degrees
  • Field radius: 1.221 degrees
  • Magnitude: 7.6
  • Resolution: 3720 x 2330

IC1368 The Elephant Trunk Nebula

Acquisition Data

  • Telescope: Explore Scientific ED127 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor
  • Camera: ASI071MC Pro
  • Guide Scope: Orion ST80
  • Guide Camera: ASI290MM Mini. Dithering every image at 1 pixel each time.
  • Mount: iOptron CEM60
  • Software: NINA for image acquisition. PixInsight used for stacking and editing. Imported to Photoshop for final touchup and watermarking.
  • Other Accessories: AstroZap Dew Heater, Explore Scientific 2″ Field Flattener, ZWO EAF Motorized Focuser.
  • Filters: Optolong L-Pro 2″
  • Exposure Time: 1 hour 25 minutes (17 X 300 seconds). Gain 90, -10°C bin 1×1
  • Exposure Start: 01:03
  • Date: June 26, 2020
  • Location: Voorhees State Park, NJ, United States
  • GPS Coordinates: Lat. 40.68187, Long. -74.89797
  • Temperature: 64°F/17.78°C
  • Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4
  • Astrometry.net job: 3645085
  • Avg. Moon age: 5.41 Days
  • Avg. Moon phase: 29.58%
  • RA center: 21h 36′ 42″
  • DEC center: +57° 18′ 50″
  • Orientation: 224.982 degrees
  • Field radius: 0.834 degrees
  • Magnitude: 3.50
  • Resolution: 3720 x 2330

IC1368 The Elephant Trunk Nebula

Acquisition Data

  • Telescope: Explore Scientific ED127 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor
  • Camera: ASI2600MC Pro
  • Guide Scope: Orion ST80
  • Guide Camera: ASI290MM Mini. Dithering every image at 1 pixel each time
  • Mount: iOptron CEM60
  • Software: NINA for image acquisition. PixInsight used for stacking and editing. Imported to Photoshop for final touchup and watermarking
  • Other Accessories: AstroZap Dew Heater, Explore Scientific 2″ Field Flattener, MoonLite CFL 2.5″ Focuser, High Res Stepper Motor, V3 Controller, Pegasus Astro Power Box Advance
  • Filters: Optolong L-Pro 2″
  • Exposure Time: 4 hours 10 minutes (50 x 300 seconds) -20°C, 100 gain, bin 1×1
  • Exposure Start: 01:17
  • Date: September 19, 2020
  • Location: Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania, USA
  • GPS Coordinates: Lat. 41.6628445, Long. -77.8230494
  • Temperature: 64°F/17.7°C
  • Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2
  • Astrometry.net job: 4104361
  • Avg. Moon age: 2.36 days
  • Avg. Moon phase: 6.19%
  • RA center: 21h 38′ 57″
  • DEC center: +57° 32′ 24″
  • Orientation: 11.587 degrees
  • Field radius: 1.221 degrees
  • Magnitude: 7.6
  • Resolution: 3720 x 2330