A closer look at IC 1396

With the moon becoming a factor again I made an attempt at the western edge of IC 1396 which I imaged recently with the apo. Some interesting dust clouds make a good target in this area of the large Cepheus nebula. It was midnight before the moon's effect had diminished and the transparency improved so several of the earlier subs could have had more contrast. It took several attempts at processing to get an acceptable image so perhaps worth another try under better conditions with some longer exposures. (full field image). Details: 10" f4.3 Newt. 18x 8 minute exposures @ iso1600 with CLS in DSS, CS2 & XAT.

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