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IC 1396A, Elephant’s Trunk Nebula

Submitted by Planewave Instruments

© Trottier, HowardObject: IC1396A, “Elephant’s Trunk Nebula”.
Instrument: PlaneWave CDK17.
Focal Ratio: f4.5 (with PlaneWave focal reducer).
Mount: Paramount ME.
Camera: SBIG STL-4020M.
Dates: August 6-15 2010 (3 nights).
Integrated exposure: L (300 minutes unbinned), RGB (100 minutes each, 2×2 binning).
Location: Cabin in the Sky Observatory, South Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada.
Image Capture: MaxIm DL, TheSky6, FocusMax.
Image Processing: MaxIm DL, CCDInspector2, CCDStack2, CCDSharp, Photoshop CS5.
Website: http:www.sfu.ca~trottierobservatory.html