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Messier 16- The Eagle Nebula, 



    
        

            Cody Knight
Messier 16- The Eagle Nebula
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Messier 16- The Eagle Nebula

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Messier 16- The Eagle Nebula, 



    
        

            Cody Knight
Messier 16- The Eagle Nebula
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Messier 16- The Eagle Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion ED80

Imaging cameras: Canon T2i

Mounts: NEQ6 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80mm f/5

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L II Mono

Software: Ivo Jager StarTools 1.4  ·  DeekSkyStacker

Accessory: Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors


Dates:Aug. 1, 2019

Frames: 93x120" (3h 6') ISO800

Integration: 3h 6'

Flats: ~100

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 0.44 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.21%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3301931

RA center: 18h 18' 49"

DEC center: -13° 49' 55"

Pixel scale: 1.046 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.369 degrees

Field radius: 0.654 degrees


Resolution: 3769x2468

Locations: Backyard, Houston, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

A brief experiment to see how much of the Eagle Nebula I can get out Bortle 6-7 skies. I intend to recapture this target again in the future under much darker skies. An unmodified DSLR didn't help too much either, but I am pleasantly surprised with the result, all things considered.

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Messier 16- The Eagle Nebula, 



    
        

            Cody Knight

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