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IC1396 Elephant Trunk Nebula Narrowband

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#1 ChrisWhite

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Posted 22 September 2019 - 09:24 AM

I've imaged this a few times now, but never in narrowband. I took most of this during an big moon, and just picked the target so I could sort out some issues I was having with the Paracorr. The adapter that threads it into the moonlite drawtube has a few quirks and somehow I messed up the connections and that took a few nights to sort-out. I've also been setting up a new scope on my other mount so I just let this target roll in the process. Stars are less than perfect, but overall I am pleased with the image. Ha dominates in this region, so I fit channels to Oiii.

 

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#2 abrock5

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 09:19 PM

I'm currently working on this target myself.  Beautiful image Chris!  The trunk really has a sense of presence here.



#3 FiremanDan

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 07:40 AM

Very nice. I don't really see any issues with the stars. This was my first NB target and I had a real hard time getting the colors right. I ended up blending SHO and HSO in PS via a trick Tolga showed me to get a nice blue and gold SHO. My C&C is that it looks a tad soft, but that is what makes it look clean and natural too. So not a bad thing. I personally tend to be kind of heavy handed trying to eek out every last bit of detail. I actually admire the softer more natural looking images, I just haven't ever successfully processed an image that way. I might try and reprocess my 8in RC/80mm blend IC 1396 to mimic this. I just did an A/B of yours vs mine and I think I like yours better!



#4 Michael Deger

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 09:29 AM

Hi Chris,

 

very good - well done!

 

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