Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Serpens (Ser)  ·  Contains:  Eagle nebula  ·  M 16  ·  NGC 6611

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    M 16, the Eagle Nebula with "The Pillars of Creation" in Hydrogen and Oxygen light, 



    
        

            Steve Cooper
    M 16, the Eagle Nebula with "The Pillars of Creation" in Hydrogen and Oxygen light
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    M 16, the Eagle Nebula with "The Pillars of Creation" in Hydrogen and Oxygen light

    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 AOL (adaptive Optics)  ·  SBIG FW8G


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

    Integration: 4.7 hours


    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 2200041

    RA center: 18h 18' 49"

    DEC center: -13° 50' 2"

    Pixel scale: 0.745 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 90.264 degrees

    Field radius: 0.323 degrees


    Resolution: 2652x1635

    Data source: Traveller

    Description

    Narrow band Eagle Nebula taken with Astrodon 3nm Ha and OIII filters. (HOO)
    7 X 20 min Ha & 7 X 20 min OIII exposure times.
    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

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    M 16, the Eagle Nebula with "The Pillars of Creation" in Hydrogen and Oxygen light, 



    
        

            Steve Cooper