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Galactic Nebula IC 1396: In the bright summer Milky Way there is the constellation of Cepheus(next to Cygnus). In there Galactic Nebula IC 1396 is a very extended emission nebula consisting of clouds of gas and dust. Star generation is going on all over the place in this extended region. This wide-field image displays the full extent of this impressive skyscape.

Object Galactic Nebula IC 1396-Wide-Field
Category Nebulae
Designation IC 1396
Constellation Cepheus
Optics Canon EF lens 200mm 1:2.8 @ f/3.5
Mount Takahashi EM-11
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 20min Baader H-alpha filter, 3 x 10min each Astrodon True Balance LRGB filterset. Maxim DL for image akquisition
Calibration Dark + Flat Frame
Guiding Meade DSI Pro II und Skywatcher ED80 as guidescope, Guiding Software: Maxim DL
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code L:L/H-alpha, R:H-alpha/R, G,B
Location-Date Eningen, Germany - 21 July, 1+12 Sep 2010
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