Elephant Trunk Nebula in IC1396
-VDB 142

Telescope: Takahashi FS-128 @ f/6
Mount: Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Camera: Canon 350D (Hutech Type I modified); Raw capture; ISO 800
Exposures: 9 @ 5 min.; 6 @ 5 min.
Guiding: STV w/200mm Takumar lens
Procesing::  Images were focused, acquired, calibrated and combined (Median) in ImagesPlus. Two separate composite images were combined and adjusted (Levels, Curves) in Photoshop CS2. The two composites were aligned and combined in RegiStar. The resulting image was cropped and further adjusted (Curves) in Photoshop.
Location: My backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota. 85% humidity. 55 F temp.
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