IC1396 – Elephant Trunk Nebula in Hubble Palette

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André van der Hoeven/Daniel Verloop

The Netherlands

Daniel:
Takahashi FSQ85
QSI583
Gemini-11
Astrodon filters (5nm Ha,S2,OIII)

Andre:
Skywatcher ED-80
SXV-H9
NEQ-6
Custom Scientific 4,5nm H-alpha filter

We both started with astrophotography in the last year and wanted to see what we could obtain by gathering data together.

We both took 30 min exposures in narrowband. My field of view was much smaller than Daniels so we decided to put the Trunk in the center. This part of the image was recorded for 12h in total for H-alpha and the OIII and SII images were taken by Daniel. All images were stacked together with the following result.

Exposures:

H-alpha (12x1800s Andre, 12x1800s Daniel)
OIII (7x1800s Daniel)
S2 (7x1800s Daniel)

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