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Elephant Trunk Nebula


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The Elephant Trunk Nebula in Cepheus 2400 light years away. The Moon was well lit and so I used the L-eXtreme filter to combat the night glow whilst acquiring data on this target.

I managed 2 hrs (360 sec exposures) only in my Bortle class 5 suburban garden with the Zwo Asi294mc pro and SWED80 Refractor.

The image was stacked in DSS and processed entirely in Photoshop CS. I also decided to extract the narrowband data separately and render a Hubble palette version of this nebula.

The result:


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