IC1396

Object Elephant Trunk Nebula (IC1396)  RA 21:39 Dec 57:30
Exposure 95 minutes (19 X 5 minutes)
ISO 800
Camera Canon 350D DSLR
Optics 8" f/4 Schmidt Newtonian Telescope
Location Marion Bridge. Nova Scotia
Processing Calibration, stacking, background noise reduction and initial stretch done with Images Plus . Further  noise reduction applied in Paint Shop Pro using Noise Ninja.  The star colour was enhanced and the bright stars were slightly reduced in size. A high pass filter was applied to sharpen the image after it was reduced in size for this web page.