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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Eagle Nebula, IC 4703, M 16, NGC 6611, Star Queen
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Messier 16: The Eagle Nebula, 


            Jon Stewart
Messier 16: The Eagle Nebula
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron SCT 8” Celestron 8" SCT

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC PRO ZWO ASI 294 MC PRO

Mounts: Celestron AVX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope Orion 50mm guide scope

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Focal reducers: Celestron Reducer, 0.63x

Software: Sequence Generator Pro Seqence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Deep Sky Stacker 3.3.4 Deep Sky Stacker

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor  ·  QHY Polemaster

Dates:July 17, 2020

Frames: 15x120"

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.46%

Basic astrometry details job: 3698033

RA center: 18h 18' 45"

DEC center: -13° 53' 56"

Pixel scale: 0.718 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 64.679 degrees

Field radius: 0.490 degrees

Resolution: 4060x2764

Data source: Backyard


Lodged in the great Milky Way, Messier 16 (The Eagle Nebula) contains some of the most famous space dust... the Pillars of Creation. The three pillars are center in this shot, below the cluster of approximately 8100 stars born in this stellar baby making factory.

As with a lot of objects in the Milky Way, this one poses logistical problems with my observatory and my neighbour's trees. Thankfully, only 30 minutes of exposure time was needed to bring out the detail. Cheers to living in a dark site!

Taken July 17th, 2020.



Jon Stewart
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Messier 16: The Eagle Nebula, 


            Jon Stewart