IC1396

One of my favorite objects, IC1396 in Cepheus, or also called the “Elephant Trunc”, imaged from Castellet-en-Luberon under a beautifull SQM 21.30 sky, with crickets, shooting stars.

SharpStar 76EDPH, ASI2600MC Pro, 48x300s at G0 and -15°C, no bias or flats

IC1396 AUG2020 Castellet SharpStar 76EDPH, ASI2600MC Pro, 48x300s at G0 and -15°C, no bias or flats

IC1396 in Cepheus

A fantastic object and one of my favorites: this is the large hydrogen bubble in Cepheus. I imaged it from several locations and with varying focal lenghts: 135mm, 180mm, 420mm, and now with the new Esprit 120mm F/7 at a focal length of 840mm.

The image was taken from my backyard in Hoegaarden, Belgium, under an average sky (SQM readings 20,40-20,70), during the night of August 15-16 2018. Camera was the Nikon D750, only a lightpollution filter was used (no narrowband filters).

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