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Eagle Nebula

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Eagle Nebula (Messier 16)

Taken on 4/20/2012

Location: Prude Range (Texas Star Party, Near McDonald Observatory)


Scope: AP130

Mount: Losmandy G11

Guide: 80mm Orion ST80; Meade DSI (w/ PHD)

Camera: QHY9M

Filter: Baader H-Alpha

Field Flattener: HoTech SCA

Sub Time: 10 minutes

Total Exposure Time: Hydrogen Alpha 60 minutes

Captured with: Sequence Generator Pro

Processed with: PixInsight 1.7

CCD Temperature: -20C


Some info from Wikipedia

The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611) is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. Its name derives from its shape that is resemblant of an eagle. It is the subject of the famous "Pillars of Creation" photograph by the Hubble Space Telescope that shows pillars of star-forming gas and dust within the nebula.

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Taken on April 21, 2012