IC1396 in Hubble Palette

The Elephant’s Trunk in IC1396

Telescope: 16″ f3.75 Dream Scope
Camera: FLI ML16803
Mount: ASA DDM85
Exposure: 192x5min SII(R) + Ha(G) + OIII(B)
Date: June 2017
Location: Southern Alps, France

Having an observatory in a remote area with no light pollution doesn’t mean it’s dark all the time. The light of the moon can spoil the view. So that’s why sometimes I switch to narrow band imaging , using filters that block a large part of the spectrum. With S2, Ha and O3 filters I created a false color image according the so-called ‘Hubble Palette’. The object on this picture is IC1396 in the constellation of Cepheus at 2400 light years away.

One Reply to “IC1396 in Hubble Palette”

  1. Prachtig kleurenpalet en een mooi contrast. Via remote op een donkere locatie werken biedt grote voordelen.
    Heel knap Bart.

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