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Contains:  M 16, Eagle nebula, NGC 6611
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Eagle Nebula, 





    
        

            Craig Rodgers
Eagle Nebula

Eagle Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2616x1860

Dates:July 30, 2016

Frames:
Baader HA 36mm: 15x900" -5C bin 1x1
Baader OIII 36mm: 12x900" -5C bin 1x1
Baader SII 36mm: 11x900" -5C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.5 hours

Darks: ~31

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~201

Avg. Moon age: 25.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.61%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Astrometry.net job: 1424950

RA center: 274.730 degrees

DEC center: -13.819 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.222 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.915 degrees

Field radius: 0.545 degrees

Description

One of the most interesting aspects of the Eagle Nebula (aside from the fact it is beautiful) is the fact that it is thought that the "Pillars of Creation" may have been destroyed by a supernova 8000-9000 years ago based on evidence from the Spitzer Telescope. It just reinforces the fact that we are always looking back in time...

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