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Contains:  Eagle nebula, M 16, NGC 6611
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Eagle Nebula (M16) in IR-OIII-Ha with Ha luminance, 


            Chris Howard
Eagle Nebula (M16) in IR-OIII-Ha with Ha luminance
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Eagle Nebula (M16) in IR-OIII-Ha with Ha luminance

Technical card

Dates:May 24, 2019

Frames: 59x180"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.22%

Basic astrometry details job: 2713131

RA center: 18h 19' 22"

DEC center: -13° 55' 48"

Pixel scale: 7.877 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 32.375 degrees

Field radius: 1.635 degrees

Resolution: 900x1193

Locations: Home Observatory, North Hampton, New Hampshire, United States

Data source: Backyard


Wide-field view of the Eagle Nebula (M16) in IR-OIII-Ha with Ha luminance. From our perspective Messier 16--Eagle Nebula--sits just north of the Milky Way's dense core of stars, bands of clouds, dust, hydrogen, and other galactic detritus. I wasn't very hopeful with the IR subs, but the Ha subs were beautiful. The OIII frames were about what I expected--not too much but enough to include them. To brighten things up I went back and added the processed Ha stack as a luminance layer. Yes, this may be a spectacularly weird color arrangement, but we're working in false color imaging already, and this doesn't seem that far off from our galaxy's actual core colors--at least in terms of the bands of dust and ionized gases.



Chris Howard
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Eagle Nebula (M16) in IR-OIII-Ha with Ha luminance, 


            Chris Howard