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Observation by Simon Dawes: IC1396A The Elephant's Trunk

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Simon Dawes


Simon Dawes


2020 Sep 26 - 02:00


2020 Sep 26 - 14:07


The Elephant Trunk (IC1396)

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Field centre

RA: 21h35m
Dec: +57°40'
Position angle: -97°25'

Field size

1°08' × 0°57'

  • Sky Watcher MN190
  • EQ6 Pro
  • ZWO ASI 1600 pro mono

10,000s Ha, 6300s OIII, 3600 SII


Bexleyheath, England (Bortle 8)

Target name

IC1396A The Elephant's Trunk


IC1396A The Elephant's Trunk

About this image

This is a 50% reduction, the tif file was 400Mb, the full jpg 4Mb! Image taken this morning.

I used Astro Pixel Processor plus Photoshop CS6 using my homemade action set.

Galaxy Dust Enhance Filter

Space Noise Filter

Colour Stars Filter (no video yet)

I'm really pleased how it turned out, given the windy conditions this morning and the light pollution in Bexleyheath. 

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