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Contains:  M 16, Eagle nebula, NGC 6611
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M16 the Eagle Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2750x2200 job: 2758823

RA center: 274.700 degrees

DEC center: -13.810 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.952 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.585 degrees

Field radius: 0.466 degrees

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: IC Astronomy Observatories


This is M16 captured from ICAstronomy in Oria, Spain.
The image was captured using a narrowband Hydrogen-alpha filter (Ha) as the moon was at about 70% this was a test of my new Ha filter.

Also in the image is the famous Pillars of Creation.

Ha 10x1800 Secs

5 Hours in total.

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.

Equipment used:

Telescope: Tec 140 F7

Camera: Xpress Trius SX-694 Mono Cooled to -15C

Image Scale: 0.95

Guiding: OAG

Filters: Astronomik Ha 6nm

Mount: iOptron CEM60 "Standard" GOTO Centre Balanced Equatorial Mount

Image Acquisition: Sequence Generator Pro

Stacking and Calibrating: Pixinsight

Processing: Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CC



License: None (All rights reserved)

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M16 the Eagle Nebula,