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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:47 am 
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IC1396 imaged last night in full moonlight with the Altair Astro 102 ED-R and Starlight Xpress H9-C + Altair Quadband. 100mins integration. Processed in Astropixel processor and Photoshop.

"IC1396 or the God nebula (or elephant's trunk nebula), imaged last night.
The entire IC 1396 region is ionized by a massive star, except for dense globules that can protect themselves from the star's harsh ultraviolet rays.
The God Nebula is now thought to be a site of star formation, containing several very young (less than 100,000 yr) stars. Two older (but still young, a couple of million years, by the standards of stars, which live for billions of years) stars are present in a small, circular cavity in the head of the globule. Winds from these young stars may have emptied the cavity."

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Celestron Nexstar 8SE, Ioptron CEM 25P mount
Altair Astro 102 ED refractor with Lunt B600 CaK diagonal
Coronado PST DS, Daystar Quark
ZWO ASI120MM camera, Canon 1000D (astro modified), Starlight Express SXV H9-C.
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