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M16 - Eagle Nebula in SHO, 


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M16 - Eagle Nebula in SHO

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge HD 1100

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600mm-Pro

Mounts: CGEM DX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ST80

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shoot Auto Guider

Focal reducers: Starizona HyperStar 3

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight

Filters: Optolong 2" Oiii  ·  Optolong 2" Ha  ·  Optolong 2" S-II

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor

Dates:Sept. 2, 2020

Frames: 180x60"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 15.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.92%

Astrometry.net job: 4036276

RA center: 18h 18' 29"

DEC center: -13° 52' 15"

Pixel scale: 1.935 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.474 degrees

Field radius: 0.847 degrees

Resolution: 2400x2042

Data source: Backyard


A remake of one of my all time favorites, the Eagle Nebula! I re-processed this from scratch using weighted batch preprocessing, and I also rotated it so it looks more like the traditional view of this nebula. I saw an image on Sky from Tim Timrawi that I just loved so decided to see how close I could get with my old data. I think I like this more than my original one, but certainly not as good as Tim's. This is also my first data that I collected and processed in SHO (Hubble palette) so glad it's still getting good use ☺️.


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M16 - Eagle Nebula in SHO,