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Contains:  M 16, Eagle nebula, NGC 6611
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Messier 16 and the Eagle/Star Queen Nebula (Hubble Palette crop), 





    
        

            Diego Cartes
Messier 16 and the Eagle/Star Queen Nebula (Hubble Palette crop)

Messier 16 and the Eagle/Star Queen Nebula (Hubble Palette crop)

Technical card

Resolution: 5107x4136

Dates:April 16, 2019May 12, 2019May 14, 2019June 2, 2019June 8, 2019June 9, 2019

Frames:
ZWO OIII -7nm 36mm: 70x600"
ZWO SII -7nm 36mm: 75x600"
ZWO H-alpha 36mm: 28x300"
ZWO H-alpha 36mm: 22x600"

Integration: 30.2 hours

Darks: ~41

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 11.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.90%

Astrometry.net job: 2736965

RA center: 274.632 degrees

DEC center: -13.906 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.030 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 79.366 degrees

Field radius: 0.940 degrees

Locations: Observatorio Cerro Pochoco, Asociación Chilena de Astronomía y Astronáutica, Lo Barnechea, Santiago, Chile

Data source: Backyard

Description

"Pillars of Creation" is a photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of elephant trunks of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, specifically the Serpens constellation, some 6,500–7,000 light years from Earth. They are so named because the gas and dust are in the process of creating new stars, while also being eroded by the light from nearby stars that have recently formed.(Wikipedia)

This narrowband image was made from data captured using the HA, SII and OIII filters, assigned using the Hubble (SHO) Palette, which allows to notice variations in the intensity of color in the image, which correspond to different concentrations of those elements.

For the widefield version, please click the following image.

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Messier 16 and the Eagle/Star Queen Nebula (Hubble Palette crop), 





    
        

            Diego Cartes