Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Serpens (Ser)  ·  Contains:  Eagle nebula  ·  M 16  ·  NGC 6611
M16 - Eagle Nebula, 


            Jeff Clayton
M16 - Eagle Nebula
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M16 - Eagle Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: CELESTRON EdgeHD 800

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80 Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Auto-Guider

Focal reducers: Celestron .7x Focal Reducer for Edge 8"

Dates:June 3, 2016

Frames: 10x300"

Integration: 0.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.87%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1107994

RA center: 18h 18' 37"

DEC center: -13° 50' 38"

Pixel scale: 1.578 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 103.119 degrees

Field radius: 0.541 degrees

Resolution: 620x418


First light night in Southern Utah. This is a short session on M16. I really struggled with my guiding on the 1400mm or so focal length. my stars did not come out very round. i have alot to learn on my guiding still.


Sky plot

Sky plot


M16 - Eagle Nebula, 


            Jeff Clayton