Elephant’s Trunk and Garnet Star


Vincent Grosjean


Mount: NEQ6 Pro
Telescope: TS 60ED with 0.79 reducer
Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Filter wheel: Starlight Xpress USB with Baader 2″ Ha, O3 and S2 filters.

I captured this wide field image of the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula from my back garden in Purley, on the southern edge of London. I used narrowband filters to cut through the inevitable light pollution. I was surprised to see how well the Garnet Star’s colour came out in this false colour image.