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Contains:  M 16, Eagle nebula, NGC 6611
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M16 - Eagle Nebula in SHO, 


            Sven Hoffmann
M16 - Eagle Nebula in SHO

M16 - Eagle Nebula in SHO

Technical card

Resolution: 4386x3154

Dates:June 2, 2017June 5, 2017June 19, 2017June 20, 2017

Baader 7nm Ha: 24x360" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader 8.5nm OIII: 23x360" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Baader 8nm SII: 26x360" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 7.3 hours

Darks: ~16

Flats: ~16

Bias: ~16

Avg. Moon age: 17.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.12%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean FWHM: 5.00

Temperature: 20.00 job: 1623736

RA center: 274.716 degrees

DEC center: -13.904 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.413 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 141.118 degrees

Field radius: 1.060 degrees

Data source: Backyard


This was a challenging image for me.
In Germany the Eagle Nebula is only about 20° above the horizon. So the resolution is not that great as you're imaging through "the soup". Also we have only 3 hours of darkness this time of year which makes astrophotography feel like puzzling together a meal from a plate of crumbs.
But I eventually made it and finally I took a decent shot of the eagle :)



Sven Hoffmann
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M16 - Eagle Nebula in SHO, 


            Sven Hoffmann

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