IC1396 - Emission Nebula in Cepheus

Lens: Nikon 300ED @ f/4.5 (w/ Lumicon minus-violet filter)
Camera: Canon XS (Hutech modified); Raw capture; ISO 800
Exposures:  30 @ 5 min
Mount:  Orion Sirius (guided with SSAG on 200mm Komura lens)

Focusing was done using the camera's Live View. Images were converted using Canon's Zoom Browser EX. They were calibrated, aligned, and combined using ImagesPlus. The final image was adjusted (levels, curves) in Photoshop CS2

Taken at the Northwoods Starfest near Fall Creek, WI on 8/22/09. This broad nebula contains the well-know Elephant Trunk nebula (visible at the top center).

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