Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Serpens (Ser)  ·  Contains:  Eagle Nebula  ·  IC 4703  ·  M 16  ·  NGC 6611  ·  Star Queen
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M16 The Eagle Nebula, 


M16 The Eagle Nebula
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M16 The Eagle Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Tech 6" f/9 Ritchey-Chrétien astrograph

Imaging cameras: Nikon D5300

Mounts: iOptron CEM25P

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY 5-II

Software: Fitswork4  ·  Digicam, Deep Sky Stacker, Gimp, Photoscape

Dates:June 17, 2018

Frames: 120x90"

Integration: 3.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 18.86%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3513515

RA center: 18h 18' 42"

DEC center: -13° 50' 20"

Pixel scale: 0.587 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 21.832 degrees

Field radius: 0.332 degrees

Resolution: 3375x2283

Data source: Backyard


I had some free time today and it's raining and cloudy outside. I decided to reprocess an image or two. This is an image of M16 that I reprocessed using data aquired on 6-17-18. I decided to upload this as a separate image instead of an update to a previous image. I still have a lot of images that were lost from this site that I've not replaced, this being one of them. I like this image better than the original.


Sky plot

Sky plot


M16 The Eagle Nebula,