M16 Eagle nebula

M16 Eagle nebula

30 Aug 2010
Object name: M16 Eagle nebula
Apparent RA: 18 18 48.0  Apparent Dec: -13 47 50
Constellation: Serpens

Taken with a 135mm focal length SLR lens and 6nm Astrodon hydrogen Alpha filter over two nights. 9x900s frames were taken on two nights to give a total of 4.5 hours. This is a hard to reach object low in the south. This 3.5 degree field shows a lot of hydrogen alpha action - I particuarly like the sh2-53 region in the upper right.

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Captured in ArtemisCapture, calibrated in ImagetoolsCa, combined in maxim, thuggery in photoshop. Total integration time 4.5 hours

This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider and my black and white SC1 webcam.

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

Astrodon 6nm Ha 9x900s on 57mm @ F5 with ART285
Astrodon 6nm Ha 9x900s on 57mm @ F5 with ART285

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK