Cosmic Gateway in Cepheus

Location of photo
Date/Time of photo
27 October 2015
Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD Imaging cameras: Starlight Express SXVR-H18 Mounts: Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro Guiding telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD Guiding cameras: sx loadstar Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5, PHD, Main Sequence Software Filters: H-alpha 3.5 Nm, Baader SII 8.5nm, Baader O III 8.5nm Accessories: Starlight Xpress USB filter wheel Resolution: 4542x3208 Dates: Oct. 20, 2015, Oct. 21, 2015, Oct. 22, 2015 Frames: Ha 8.5nm: 30x1800" O III 8.5nm: 40x1800" SII 8.5nm: 20x1800" Integration: 45.0 hours Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain
The Elephant's Trunk nebula is a concentration of interstellar gas and dust within the much larger ionized gas region IC 1396 located in the constellation Cepheus about 2,400 light years away from Earth.
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Paul Swift

About moonrocks

Having had a background in the arts and worked professionally as a cinematographer and lighting cameraman, astrophotography made for a natural change in focus. I had always wanted to turn my camera to the skies. A move away from London to Valencia, Spain presented me with the perfect opportunity to do just that. The art work you see on this site was produced using basic equipment from a modest home observatory.
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