IC1396 High Resolution Mosaic in [SII], Ha and [OIII] Light

[SII] = Red, Ha,  Green, [OIII] = Blue

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This image was selected for the cover art on the graduate-level textbook: "From Dust to Stars" by Dr. Norbert Schulz of MIT

Taken on August 27, 28, 30, 31 and Sept 1 - 4, 2004 from my backyard in Castro Valley, California

Takahashi FSQ106  f/5 (F=530mm) imaging scope

Finger Lakes IMG6303E imaging camera at -35C

AP80/900MM guide scope

SBIG ST7E guide camera at -15C

Finger Lakes CFW1 filter wheel

AP900GTO mount

Finger Lakes DF2 Focuser

Custom Scientific 50mm Narrowband Emission Line filters (AR Coated)        

   Sulfur II                        673.4nm  3nm FWHM

   Hydrogen alpha        656.3nm  3nm FWHM 

   Oxygen III                    500.7nm  3nm FWHM 

12 exposures of 10 minutes at each of two aiming sites for Halpha

15 exposures of 15 minutes at each of two aiming sites for [OIII]

13 exposures of 15 minutes at each of two aiming sites for [SII]

18 hours total exposure time

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