Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Eagle nebula  ·  M 16  ·  NGC 6611
M-15 Eagle Nebula, 


            Nick J
M-15 Eagle Nebula
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M-15 Eagle Nebula

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 11" Edge HD SCT

Imaging cameras: Canon T3i UNMODDED Canon T3i (600D)

Mounts: Celestron CGEM II

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astromania 60mm

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI224C

Focal reducers: Celestron .7x Focal Reducer, for 11 HD Celestron Focal Reducer

Software: PHD2 Guiding phd  ·  Lightroom  ·  Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.6

Accessory: Celestron Starsense  ·  QHY PoleMaster Polar alignment tool

Dates:July 10, 2018

Frames: 12x180" ISO1600

Integration: 0.6 hours

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 26.50 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.05%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2710467

RA center: 18h 18' 49"

DEC center: -13° 50' 27"

Pixel scale: 1.352 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 340.533 degrees

Field radius: 0.390 degrees

Resolution: 1728x1152

Data source: Public amateur data


The Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, which is catalogued as IC 4703. This region of active current star formation is about 7000 light-years distant. A spire of gas that can be seen coming off the nebula in the northeastern part is approximately 9.5 light-years or about 90 trillion kilometers long



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M-15 Eagle Nebula, 


            Nick J