Elephant’s Trunk nebula IC 1396


IC 1396 is always a very nice object to image. Here is my new version with a lot of field around the trunk.

Imaged in with the Moravian G2-8300 at my Takahashi FS 60 @ f=264mm with the original reducer. L:R:G:B:HA=160:60:60:60:170 minutes. Subexposures were 10 minutes for HA and L and 2 minutes for RGB. Total exposure time was 8.5 hours.