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Contains:  M 16, Eagle nebula, NGC 6611
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The Eagle Nebula (M16) in Ha + RGB, 





    
        

            Scott Davis
The Eagle Nebula (M16) in Ha + RGB

The Eagle Nebula (M16) in Ha + RGB

Technical card

Resolution: 3000x1926

Dates:June 21, 2015June 22, 2015Sept. 6, 2015

Frames:
Astronomik 6nm Ha Clip-In Filter: 55x300" ISO1600
One-Shot Color: 41x150" ISO1600

Integration: 6.3 hours

Darks: ~23

Flats: ~40

Flat darks: ~40

Bias: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 11.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 31.23%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.67

Astrometry.net job: 765845

RA center: 274.743 degrees

DEC center: -13.919 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.079 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -178.465 degrees

Field radius: 1.030 degrees

Locations: My Backyard, Clovis, California, United States

Description

The Eagle Nebula, object number 16 on Messier's famous catalogue, is easily one of the most beautiful objects in the night sky. This grand nebula was made even more famous by the Hubble Space Telescope, which originally images the "Pillars of Creation" section in 1995. To celebrate Hubble's 25th anniversary, it actually revisited the photo in 2014, creating a beautiful high-resolution image of the "Pillars of Creation".

https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/hubble-goes-high-definition-to-revisit-iconic-pillars-of-creation

This final image combines RGB data gathered from Eastman Lake Recreation Area in September with Hydrogen-Alpha data gathered from my backyard in June.

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License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons
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The Eagle Nebula (M16) in Ha + RGB, 





    
        

            Scott Davis