Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Serpens (Ser)  ·  Contains:  Eagle nebula  ·  M 16  ·  NGC 6611
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M 16, Eagle Nebula with "The Pillars of Creation", 



    
        

            Steve Cooper
M 16, Eagle Nebula with "The Pillars of Creation"
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M 16, Eagle Nebula with "The Pillars of Creation"

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech 16 RCT

Imaging cameras: SBIG STXL 6303 AO-X

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO

Focal reducers: Astro-Physics 27TVPH .75 reducer/corrector

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  MaxIm DL Pro 6

Filters: Ha 3nm

Accessory: SBIG FW8G


Frames:Ha 3nm: 7x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 2.3 hours


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2191220

RA center: 18h 18' 49"

DEC center: -13° 50' 2"

Pixel scale: 0.745 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.256 degrees

Field radius: 0.323 degrees


Resolution: 2652x1635

Data source: Traveller

Description

Narrow band Eagle Nebula taken with an Astrodon 3nm Ha filter.
7 X 20 min Exposure time.
SBIG STXL 6303 camera/ FW8G/ AO-X and AT 16RCT telescope with AP 27 TVPH reducer.
AP 1200 mount. Frames acquired with MaxIm DL 6, calibrated and combined in CCD Stack2. Processed with PixInsight 1.8.
Stardust Ranch, Okeechobee FL

"The heavens are declaring the glory of God, and their expanse shows the work of his hands."
Psalm 19:1

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M 16, Eagle Nebula with "The Pillars of Creation", 



    
        

            Steve Cooper