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Elephant's Trunk (IC 1396)


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I'm very proud of this image. This is a mixture of 90 minutes 180/240s unguided subs. The amount of detailed pulled in has blown me away for something quite faint. I'm hoping to try and add longer subs now I've learned guiding. I used the Altair quad band filter with my SW 72ED and Altair 183c fan cooled camera on a HEQ5 Pro. I also use an Altair 0.8 reducer/flattener. I have reduced the stars a little as to try and emphasise the trunk more. Still learning the art of processing but I'm a long way from where I was ?



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Pretty amazing for unguided, I never got past 40s unguided before I started guiding your PA must have been spot on.

Also those Quad band filters are doing a remarkable job.

Keep going at this rate, and you'll be up with the best in no time.


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