Astrophotography by Keith B. Quattrocchi

           IC 1396
    Emission Nebula in Cepheus
    NB-LRGB Image
           Image Time: 164 hours         
                        Copyright 2014
                      Keith B Quattrocchi


                                      Image Acquisition Information                      
                               Telescope:   16" RCOS Richey Chretien Telescope (ion milled at f/9) 
                               Camera:       SBIG STL-11000
                               Guiding:       SBIG AOL
                               Filters:         Astrodon Narrowband (Ha, SII, OIII) and LRBG Filters
                               Mount:        Software Bisque Paramount ME
                               Acquisition Programs:   The SkyX,CCDAutopliot IV, FocusMax 
                               Processing ProgramsCCDStack, Photoshop.
                               Date: Data processed June 15, 2014.  Data aquisition: May 17, 2014-
                               June 2,2014                              
                               Time: 8 x30 min ( 4 hours) for each of L,R,G,B for a total of 16
                               Processing:  CCD Stack and PhotoShop CS/4
Image Infornmation: MIC 1396 is an emission nebula in Cepheus. 
Processing Infornmation  This Narrow Abnd (Ha-SII-OIII) and LRGB images were obtained using  AstroDon filters.  The Ha-SII-OIII and LRGB images were assembled in CCDStack.  The two images were combined to form a 7 channel image 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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