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Contains:  M 16, Eagle nebula, NGC 6611
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M16 (NGC6611) Eagle Nebula, 


M16 (NGC6611) Eagle Nebula

M16 (NGC6611) Eagle Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 8196x5556

Dates:Sept. 1, 2019

Frames: 69x60"

Integration: 1.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.42 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.47% job: 2979497

RA center: 18h 18' 53"

DEC center: -13° 45' 39"

Pixel scale: 0.927 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 334.428 degrees

Field radius: 1.275

Locations: Del Rio, Del Rio, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard


The Eagle Nebula was my last image taken from Del Rio, TX over Labor Day this year. As with my other photos from Del Rio, the dogs and I had a few visitors this evening. We saw a family of raccoons (parents and children) and a male and female fox. These visits were much less eventful than the others I’ve written about which was a nice surprise (and a relief!). As we watched these animal families come in and then leave I couldn’t help but think about how nice it is to have a loving family to spend time with.

I chose the Eagle Nebula as my final target because I felt it was only appropriate to give one of my favorite targets of the summer a proper send-off. Also (for those of you who have been following my posts for a while) I had previously images this one in the spring and written about an article I read which states that the Pillars might quite possibly be eroded/obliterated in~1,000 years due to a nearby supernova. Thus I figured I’d do a quick check and make sure they’re still there ;)



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M16 (NGC6611) Eagle Nebula,