IC 1396 – Elephant's Trunk Nebula

05.06.2013 to 13.08.2013

Ambient conditions:

10°C, transparency 4/5, seeing 4/5
Location: Trier, Germany

Optics: Deltafraph 300mm f/3.3
Mount: GM2000QCI
Guiding: SXVF-H9C on Nikon lens 300mm for Ha, otherwise no guiding 
Camera: SXVF-H36
Filters: Baader Ha 7nm, OIII 8.5nm, SII 8nm

Software: Maxim DL 5
FOV, Image scale: 126 x 84 arcmin, 1.54 arcs/pixel
Sub-exposures: Ha 1x1 (24x10min), OIII 1x1 (20x10min), SII 1x1 (19x10min), SII 2x2 (18x10min) = 13.5 hours  
Calibration: Bias and flats

CCDStack, Maxim DL, Images Plus, CS5

This is my first image in Hubble Palette. More exposure would be needed for SII and OIII, but I'm quite satisfied with the result.

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