IC 1396 The SHO Goddess in Cepheus

Many of my friends wonder why this is called the elephant trunk nebula; they rather see some kind of Greek Goddess. For the processing I tried to inspire myself from the iconic pillars of creation picture from the HST, in particular that yellow glow around the nebula;
The picture was taken in Metz; France, a city with Bortle 7 to 8 light pollution scale, on 18 and 21st of April 2022.

– Esprit 100ED f5.5 refractor
– ZWO Asi2600MM imaging camera
– Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 pro mount

Integration details:
Astronomik 6nm Ha: 21×300″ (1h 45′) (gain: 100.00) -5°C bin 1×1
Astronomik 6nm OIII: 29×300″ (2h 25′) (gain: 100.00) -5°C bin 1×1
Astronomik 6nm SII: 30×300″ (2h 30′) (gain: 100.00) -5°C bin 1×1
Total: 6h 40′
Calibration frames: 25 bias, 25 flat per filter and 25 dark flat per filter; no Dark

Autore: Corentin MARTINE (sito)