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Contains:  M 16, Eagle nebula, NGC 6611
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M16- The Pillars and Spire, 


            John Michael Bell...
M16- The Pillars and Spire

M16- The Pillars and Spire

Technical card

Resolution: 6013x3973

Dates:June 28, 2019June 29, 2019

Optolong L-eNhance 2": 9x300" (gain: 150.00) -12C bin 1x1
Optolong 2" L pro: 16x300" (gain: 125.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.1 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~300

Avg. Moon age: 25.53 days

Avg. Moon phase: 17.26%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Temperature: 30.00 job: 2792258

RA center: 274.756 degrees

DEC center: -13.815 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.182 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 49.305 degrees

Field radius: 0.183 degrees

Locations: Backyard, Tucson, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard


SoAZ continues to receive the majority of its annual rainfall this week so I thought I would go through some old unprocessed data to see if I could put together anything worth sharing. I found this from 2 weeks ago. The number of useable subs was limited so a lot of processing was needed. Here is a closer look the the famous "Pillars of Creation" and spire within the Eagle Nebula. Thanks for stopping by and all of your comments!




John Michael Bell...
License: Attribution Creative Commons

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M16- The Pillars and Spire, 


            John Michael Bell...