IC1396 Elephant’s Truck Nebula


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount & Equinox 80mm refractor, Atik 383L+ camera, motorised filter wheel and Astronomik filters.

Large emission nebula in the constellation Cepheus. Elephant’s truck nebula on the left hand side.

Having another go at wide field imaging this month. Cyngus constellation full of excellent narrowband wide field targets.

Hubble palette tricolour image. I’ve been having trouble with the hygrogen alpha component being too strong in my images. So trying hydrogen alpha compoment unbinned and the oxygen and sulpur with 2×2 binning.

Image is noisy. I was hoping to collect more data but lots of cloudly nights this month.

Data collected on 2 nights. 10th and 11th of June.

sii/Ha/oiii image with 6 hours and 40 minutes of data. 7 x 20min Ha unbinned & 7 x 20min oiii & 6 x 20min sii 2×2 binning.