Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Serpens (Ser)  ·  Contains:  Eagle Nebula  ·  IC 4703  ·  M 16  ·  NGC 6611  ·  Star Queen
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The Pillars of Creation - M16 Eagle Nebula core region in hydrogen alpha, 



    
        

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The Pillars of Creation - M16 Eagle Nebula core region in hydrogen alpha

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 115mm ED Triplet APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600mm-Pro

Mounts: Losmandy G11

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120mm-Mini

Focal reducers: Meade 0.8x Focal Reducer/Flattener For 115/130 APO

Software: Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: Astrodon Ha 31mm 5nm


Dates:July 14, 2018

Frames:Astrodon Ha 31mm 5nm: 107x120" (3h 34') bin 1x1

Integration: 3h 34'

Avg. Moon age: 1.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.94%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3439383

RA center: 18h 18' 58"

DEC center: -13° 48' 46"

Pixel scale: 1.209 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 359.308 degrees

Field radius: 0.290 degrees


Resolution: 1309x1129

Data source: Traveller

Description

The famous Pillars of Creation, an active star-forming region in the centre of the Eagle Nebula. This is the hydrogen in the nebula, glowing brilliantly like a cosmic fluorescent lamp, tens of light years across.

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The Pillars of Creation - M16 Eagle Nebula core region in hydrogen alpha, 



    
        

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