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my best ever ELEPHANT TRUNK!

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good morning all!

had a really good nights imaging last night.....please feel free to comment on my effort. feedback, good or bad, is appreciated.

round stars to u all !

cheers

bob

ic1396 the elephant trunk nebula
Ashton Vale, Bristol
and around half a mile from the bright lights of Bristol City's football stadium!
Camera: Atik 314L
Scope: SW Equinox 80
televue 0.8 flattener/reducer
guide camera: off axis guider with PHD
Mount: SW HEQ5
Artimus capture
Deep sky stacker
Pixinsight
Adobe photoshop cc
noise ninja
03 filter
12.5.15
17 exposures of 1200 seconds
Ha filter
20.5.15
7 exposures of 1200 seconds
Ha filter
26.5.15
3 exposures of 1200 seconds
S2 filter
3.6.15
12 exposures of 1200 seconds
(under a full moon)

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Great capture. Not as contrasty as some images of this target that I've seen but your processing has given the trunk a certain ethereal quality which I find most appealing! Thanks for sharing.

Regards

John

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Nice one, Bob - Yes - I would say this IS your best yet :).   I also agree with John's comment (above) - Your processing has given it a very ethereal look... which to me make the elephant's trunk look even more like a Dementor coming out of the mist!

I don't know if you've decided on your next target yet, but there's a really interesting bit of nebulosity just off to the right...  and also above - Maybe the start of your first mosaic(?) :rolleyes:

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had a lil play around with your image i hope it don't offend you?

just i get bored not having decent skies to do any imaging of my own (well jel)

used paintshop pro clarify effect,and bible5 to adjust contrast (i'm colourblind so if its way out just say :tongue: )

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credit where credit is due mate you deserve it 

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