Astrophotography by Keith B. Quattrocchi

                                        IC 1396
                        Emission Nebula in Cepheus
                       Seven Channel Composite NB-LRGB Image

                        Copyright 2013
                      Keith B Quattrocchi


                                      Image Acquisition Information                      
                               Telescope:   16" RCOS Richey Chretien Telescope (ion milled at 6/9) 
                               Camera:       SBIG STL-11000
                               Guiding:       SBIG 402
                               Filters:        Astrodon Ha, SII OIII and Astrodon LRBG Filters
                               Mount:        Software Bisque Paramount ME
                               Acquisition Programs:   The Sky,CCDAutopliot IV, CCD Soft. 
                               Processing ProgramsCCDStack, Maxim DL, Photoshop
                               Date: Data processed October 18, 2013.  Data aquisition: August 17, 2013-
                               September 19, 2013                              
                               Time: 64 x30 min ( 32 hours) for each of Ha, SII, OIII, and 34 x 30 min (17 hours) of
                               L, R, G, B for a total of 164 hours of imaging time.                              
                               Processing:  CCD Stack and PhotoShop CS/4
Image Infornmation:  IC 1396 is an emission nebula in Cepheus. 
Processing Infornmation  This Composite Narrow Band and LRGB image was obtained using  AstroDon NB and LRGB filters.  The NB and LRGB images were assembled in CCDStack.  The NB and LRGB images were then compined in Photoshop.  Further stretching, high pass filtering and background smoothing was performed with Adobe Photoshop CS/4.  All data stretching was by minimal stretching with gamma and DDP in CCD Stack and then further stretching with curves/levels in photoshop.   

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