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Ursa Astronomical Association

IC 1396 - 11.4.2018 at 00.00 - 11.4.2018 at 00.00 Tampere Observation number 74768

Visibility Unclassified

Jouni Raunio, Tampereen Ursa

"Elephant's Snake" is a target three times larger than what appears in this degree field. Exposures on six nights 21-21.3, 26-27.3 and 10-11.4 for a total of 10h 50min.

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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • IC 1396
    • Luokittelematon
  • Constellation
    • Cepheus
  • Field of view
  • 1 degrees
  • Nebulae
    • Emission nebula info

      In an emission nebula the hot stars nearby cause the gas glow. This should not mix with reflection nebula, where the gas is only lit up by nearby stars.

      The appearance of a gas nebula is irregular, and the fainter parts of it need bigger instruments to be visible.


      Emssion nebulae in Cepheus. The bigger part is composed of the nebulae Cederblad 214 (Ced214) and NGC 7822. The lower round nebula is called Sharpless 170 (Sh2-170). Image J-P Metsävainio.


      The Orion nebula. Image Samuli Vuorinen.


      In this 4-degree-field there are emission nebulae Sh2-157, Sh2-158, Sh2-159, Sh2-161 and Sh2-162 (or NGC 7635 aka Bubble Nebula) and open clusters M52 and NGC 7510. Image Juha Kepsu.


      NGC 281 aka Pacman Nebula. The object is in Cassiopeia. Image J-P Metsävainio.


      NGC 896 in Cassiopeia is the tip of Heart Nebula (IC 1805). Image Timo Inkinen.

Technical information

TSAPO 516mm f / 5.6, SX-694 bin2, Astrodon 3nm Ha / S2 / O3 @ SXUFW. Lodestar @ 205mm. USB_Focus.

Comments: 4 pcs
Tero Niemi - 24.9.2018 at 00.01 Report this

Upea kuva, saako tiedustella missä suunnalla kuvattu? Itse hiljattain muuttanut Tampereelle paikasta jossa oli hieman vähemmän valosaastetta...

Jouni Raunio - 25.9.2018 at 14.56 Report this

Kiitos. Kuvattu Tampereen Ursan tähtitornilla aikalailla kaupungin valojen vaikutusalueella.

Tero Niemi - 26.9.2018 at 00.07 Report this

Hienoa, motivoi itseäkin vielä yrittämään. Saako vielä kysyä tarkemmin, että mikä tuo TSAPO putki tarkalleen on?

Jouni Raunio - 26.9.2018 at 16.27 Report this

Ihan tavallinen 102/714 mm triplet apokromaattinen refraktori.

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