Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Eagle nebula  ·  M 16  ·  NGC 6611
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Eagle Nebula, 



    
        

            Craig Rodgers
Eagle Nebula
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Eagle Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics GTF 81 Five Element APO

Imaging cameras: Atik 314 L+ Mono

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics GTF 81 Five Element APO

Guiding cameras: Atik 314 L+ Mono

Software: Carte Du Ciel  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PHD  ·  PixInsight

Accessory: Atik OAG  ·  Atik EFW2 filter wheel


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


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1424950

RA center: 18h 18' 55"

DEC center: -13° 49' 8"

Pixel scale: 1.222 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.085 degrees

Field radius: 0.545 degrees


Resolution: 2616x1860

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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