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



    
        

            Andrew Klinger
The Eagle Nebula (M16) imaged in Hydrogen-alpha
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The Eagle Nebula (M16) imaged in Hydrogen-alpha

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The Eagle Nebula (M16) imaged in Hydrogen-alpha, 



    
        

            Andrew Klinger
The Eagle Nebula (M16) imaged in Hydrogen-alpha
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The Eagle Nebula (M16) imaged in Hydrogen-alpha

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
William Optics GT-81
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mounts
Orion Sirius EQ-G (HEQ5)
Filters
Astrodon Ha 5nm (Ha 5nm)
Accessories
PoleMaster · William Optics Flat 6A
Software
Sequence Generator Pro · PHD2 · Cartes du Ciel · EQMOD · PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion 50 mm Guide Scope
Guiding Cameras
Orion Star Shoot Auto Guider

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 11, 2018
Frames:
Ha 5nm: 160x300" (13h 20') (gain: 200.00) -10°C bin 1x1
Integration:
13h 20'
Darks:
64
Flats:
30
Bias:
200
Avg. Moon age:
25.33 days
Avg. Moon phase:
18.64%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
7.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2167707

RA center: 18h20m17s.0

DEC center: -14°1409

Pixel scale: 2.524 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 342.602 degrees

Field radius: 1.589 degrees

Resolution: 3630x2712

Locations: Backyard, Flower Mound, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Equipment:

OTA: William Optics GT81 w/0.8x reducer (382mm fl at f/4.7)

Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G (HEQ-5)

Guidescope: Orion 50mm guidescope

Guiding camera: Orion StarShoot Autoguider

Imaging camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Software:

SGP

PHD2

CdC

PixInsight

Acquisition:

Location: Flower Mound, TX (Bortle 7)

Dates: 5/11/18, 5/26/18, 5/27/18, 6/29/18, 6/30/18

Gain: 200 Offset: 50

Camera temp: -10C

Ha: 160x300" Astrodon 5nm

Total integration time: 13hr 20min

64x darks per calibration (master from library)

30x flats per calibration

200x bias per calibration (master from library)

Preprocessing:

Batch PreProcessing script to generate calibrated images

StarAlignment

LocalNormalization

ImageIntegration (Linear Fit rejection)

DrizzleIntegration

DynamicCrop

DBE

Processing:

Deconvolution

TGV & MMT noise reduction (via Jon Rista's method)

HistogramTransformation x2

Duplicated the image to create a starless version using a starmask and several iterations of MMT and MT. Then used that image as a mask to push faint nebulosity via ExponentialTransformation.

HDRMultiscaleTransform

LocalHistogramTransformation for large structures

HistogramTransformation

CurvesTransformation for slight contrast

LocalHistogramTransformation for small structures

MultiscaleLinearTransform for sharpening

DarkStructureEnhance Script

Resampled to 40% for web posting

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The Eagle Nebula (M16) imaged in Hydrogen-alpha, 



    
        

            Andrew Klinger