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Contains:  M 16, Eagle nebula, NGC 6611
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The Eagle Nebula (M16) imaged in Hydrogen-alpha, 





    
        

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

The Eagle Nebula (M16) imaged in Hydrogen-alpha

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:William Optics GT-81

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mount:Orion Sirius EQ-G (HEQ5)

Guiding telescope or lens:Orion 50 mm Guide Scope

Guiding camera:Orion Star Shoot Auto Guider

Focal reducer:William Optics Flat 6A

Software:Cartes du CielPHD2EQMODPixInsightSequence Generator Pro

Filter:Astrodon Ha 5nm

Accessory:PoleMaster

Resolution: 3630x2712

Dates:May 11, 2018

Frames:Astrodon Ha 5nm: 160x300" (gain: 200.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 13.3 hours

Darks: ~64

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 25.33 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.64%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Astrometry.net job: 2167707

RA center: 275.071 degrees

DEC center: -14.236 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.524 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 342.602 degrees

Field radius: 1.589 degrees

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





    
        

            Andrew Klinger