Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Serpens (Ser)  ·  Contains:  Eagle nebula  ·  IC 4701  ·  M 16  ·  M 17  ·  NGC 6611  ·  NGC 6618  ·  Omega nebula  ·  The star τVir
M16 and M17, 


            Christian van den Berge
M16 and M17
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: APM 107/700

Imaging cameras: Nikon D600

Mounts: Fornax 51

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN

Focal reducers: APM Riccardi 0.75x

Software: Pixinsight 1.8

Accessory: Orion Mini 50mm Guidescope

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 714408

RA center: 18h 19' 27"

DEC center: -15° 4' 44"

Pixel scale: 2.339 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -94.319 degrees

Field radius: 2.357 degrees

Resolution: 620x414

Locations: Kiripotib, Dordabis, Namibia


The Eagle and Omega Nebula
Taken in Kiripotib, Namibia.

Nikon D600 on APM 107/700 with Riccardi reducer
Fornax 51
29 x 10min ISO400


Sky plot

Sky plot


M16 and M17, 


            Christian van den Berge