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Contains:  Eagle nebula, M 16, NGC 6611
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M16 - Eagle Nebula in SHO, 


M16 - Eagle Nebula in SHO
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M16 - Eagle Nebula in SHO

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron Edge HD 1100

Imaging camera:ZWO ASI1600mm-Pro


Guiding telescope or lens:Orion ST80

Guiding camera:Orion Star Shoot Auto Guider

Focal reducer:Starizona HyperStar 3

Software:Photoshop CCPixInsight

Filters:Optolong 2" OiiiOptolong 2" HaOptolong 2" S-II

Accessory:Celestron Focus Motor

Dates:Sept. 1, 2019

Frames: 180x60"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.42 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.47%

Basic astrometry details job: 2915641

RA center: 18h 18' 34"

DEC center: -13° 47' 52"

Pixel scale: 1.813 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.533 degrees

Field radius: 1.033 degrees

Resolution: 4126x3040

Data source: Backyard


I took this over 3 nights in my driveway. This is the first color image I've produced with the ASI1600MM camera using my Hyperstar. I was a bit worried about the Optolong filters on this one because they may not have been ideal with the Hyperstar, but after talking to the guys over at Starizona I was a lot more comfortable with them. In all this is only 3 hours of data, I had to do it over 3 nights because of the neighbors trees. I learned a lot about PixInsight processing on this and different ways to combine... PixelMath all the way! I'm now starting to see the real power of it over using DSS and Photoshop.



License: Attribution Creative Commons


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