29 June 2021

M 16 Eagle Nebula(SHO)


The Eagle Nebula (also known as M 16) is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, which is catalogued as IC 4703. This region of active current star formation is about 5700 light-years distant. A spire of gas that can be seen coming off the nebula in the northeastern part is approximately 9.5 light-years or about 90 trillion kilometers long. 

Telescope : Planewave CDK 24"  f 6.5
Mount : Mathis MI-1000/1250 with absolute encoders
Camera :  FLI PL 9000
Guiding : Astrodon MonsterMOAG & Starlight Xpress Ultrastar
Time:3h 10min (29 Oct 2020)
Programs I have used : PixInsight 1.8.8 & Photoshop CS6
Location: El Sause,Chile

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