Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Serpens (Ser)  ·  Contains:  Eagle Nebula  ·  IC 4703  ·  M 16  ·  NGC 6611  ·  Star Queen
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M16 - Sleeping Star Queen, 



    
        

            Philip Herbst
M16 - Sleeping Star Queen
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M16 - Sleeping Star Queen

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M16 - Sleeping Star Queen, 



    
        

            Philip Herbst
M16 - Sleeping Star Queen
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M16 - Sleeping Star Queen

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 26, 2022
Frames:
159×300(13h 15′)
Integration:
13h 15′
Avg. Moon age:
27.19 days
Avg. Moon phase:
6.08%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5916841

RA center: 18h18m44s.2

DEC center: -13°5826

Pixel scale: 1.769 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 50.124 degrees

Field radius: 1.081 degrees

Resolution: 3619x2504

File size: 7.7 MB

Locations: The Place, Ladismith, Little Karoo, South Africa, WC, South Africa

Data source: Traveller

Description

The star queen:  She always looks so peaceful sleeping amongst the stars. Acquired over two nights. This image is straight HOO colour mapping. However, I could not get the star colour I wanted and did have SII captured also, so I essentially used SHO stars to enhance star colour.

HA 52 x 300s
SII 69 x 300s
OIII 38 x 300s

Total acquisition 13.25 hrs

Esprit 100 ED
Avalon Linear FR
ASI 1600 MM Pro

The Place, Little Karoo, Ladismith, South Africa

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M16 - Sleeping Star Queen, 



    
        

            Philip Herbst

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