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M16 Eagle Nebula - SHO, 


            Jerry Macon

M16 Eagle Nebula - SHO

Technical card

Resolution: 2542x2115

Dates:May 24, 2019May 27, 2019

AstroDon 5nm SII filter: 30x300" (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 36mm Ha (5nm) OIII (5nm): 141x300" (gain: 99.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 14.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.53 days

Avg. Moon phase: 56.27%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 10.00 job: 2721848

Locations: Dark Star Observatory, Taos, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


Images from the following two scopes (piggybacked) contributed to this image:
AG12+ASI1600MM at .70 asec/pix
TV127is+ASI183MM at .75 asec/pix.
They were all registered to the best Ha image taken on the AG12.

Imaged on nights of 5/24/2019, 5/25/2019, 5/27.

The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611, and also known as the Star Queen Nebula and The Spire) is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Chéseaux in 1745–46. Both the "Eagle" and the "Star Queen" refer to visual impressions of the dark silhouette near the center of the nebula, an area made famous as the "Pillars of Creation" imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. The nebula contains several active star-forming gas and dust regions, including the aforementioned Pillars of Creation.



Jerry Macon
License: Attribution Creative Commons


M16 Eagle Nebula - SHO, 


            Jerry Macon