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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Eagle nebula, M 16, NGC 6611
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M16 Eagle Nebula closeup, 



    
        

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M16 Eagle Nebula closeup
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M16 Eagle Nebula closeup

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Lacerta Photonewton

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Software: Photoshop  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool APT 3.13

Filters: Astronomik H-Alpha 12nm  ·  Astronomik LRGB 31mm


Dates:June 27, 2019

Frames: 210x180"

Integration: 10.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.07%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2859258

RA center: 18h 18' 59"

DEC center: -13° 52' 22"

Pixel scale: 1.233 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.426 degrees

Field radius: 0.653 degrees


Resolution: 3052x2287

Locations: my little astrofarm, Weppersdorf, Austria

Data source: Traveller

Description

An Eagle nebula closeup with my 10" f/4 Lacerta Photonewton -
during the shortest nights of the year I did some sessions to collect subframes, using all 7 channels LRGB and SHO. There is the contrasty and star-free Hubble palette and the LRGB-SHO near what we think to be the true colors. (While we can never be sure, as our eyes are not sensitive for the deep red H-Alpha Balmer line, pitifully.) There is also a cropped version of the famed Pillars Of Creation - Zoltan Levays epic Hubble palette original (a little different, as he did not remove the stars), an annotated version, and a blinking picture to check the striking differences between the versions.

Camera ASI1600 mono at gain 75, Astronomik filters (narrowband 12nm), MGEN with APT to control camera and mount, processing with Pixinsight using the new module StarNet to remove stars (thank you Nikita, its great!), Photoshop for Hubble palette and overall refinements.

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Description: M16 Hubble Palette - full field

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Description: M16 LRGB-SHO full field

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Description: M16 LRGB-SHO annotated

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Description: M16 blink Hubble - LRGB versions

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Description: enhanced version in comparison to the venerable Hubble picture

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M16 Eagle Nebula closeup, 



    
        

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