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M16 - The Eagle Nebula, 



    
        

            Yannick Akar
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M16 - The Eagle Nebula, 



    
        

            Yannick Akar
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Acquisition details

Dates:
July 14, 2022 ·  July 29, 2022 ·  Aug. 24, 2022 ·  Sept. 5, 2022
Frames:
Baader Blue (CMOS-Optimized) 50x50 mm: 90×30(45′) (gain: 0.00) f/2.2 -5°C bin 1×1
Baader Green (CMOS-Optimized) 50x50 mm: 90×30(45′) (gain: 0.00) f/2.2 -5°C bin 1×1
Baader H-alpha Highspeed(f/2) Ultra-Narrowband 3.5nm (CMOS-Optimized) 50x50 mm: 265×120(8h 50′) (gain: 56.00) f/2.2 -5°C bin 1×1
Baader O-III Highspeed(f/2) Ultra-Narrowband 4nm (CMOS-Optimized) 50x50 mm: 163×120(5h 26′) (gain: 56.00) f/2.2 -5°C bin 1×1
Baader Red (CMOS-Optimized) 50x50 mm: 90×30(45′) (gain: 0.00) f/2.2 -5°C bin 1×1
Baader S-II Highspeed(f/2) Ultra-Narrowband 4nm (CMOS-Optimized) 50x50 mm: 164×120(5h 28′) (gain: 56.00) f/2.2 -5°C bin 1×1
Integration:
21h 59′
Darks:
50
Flats:
50
Flat darks:
200
Avg. Moon age:
13.13 days
Avg. Moon phase:
44.23%

RA center: 18h18m49s.13

DEC center: -14°1558.1

Pixel scale: 1.519 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.397 degrees

Field radius: 1.271 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

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Resolution: 3365x5000

File size: 20.5 MB

Locations: Home Garden (Est. Sky Quality: 19.16), Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

A project that took a long time to finish. Since the object is so low in my region, I had only 1 hour and 20 minutes per night to expose it. Therefore it took me over 23 nights to collect enough exposure time for this image. Veil clouds and bad seeing were obviously not helpful. To counteract this I stacked only the best frames and am really surprised how good the quality of the stacked frame were, despite the object rises only to a maximum of 25 degrees. In the future, I will definitely go the extra mile and collect even more exposure time.

Hope you enjoy my version of the Eagle nebula

Below is a zoomed view of the legendary Pillar of Creation:

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Title: NASA APOD (10/04/2022)

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M16 - The Eagle Nebula, 



    
        

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