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Elephant Trunk Closeup (modified SHO)

The Elephant Trunk Nebula is a very large nebula though the “trunk” itself occupies only a small part of that. This telescope’s field of view was perfect for doing a closeup on the trunk. The trunk it a dusty region embedded within the emission nebula. The detail in there is just incredible

This is 25 hours acquired from September 24th to 30th. We actually captured quite a bit more but the continued smoke at SRO caused the rejection of quite a bit of data.

Processing was a bit different in that I combined PixInsight and Photoshop into the workflow. For all the technical details see the astrobin.

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