The Eagle Nebula (M16)

Posted by plobao
on Thursday, September 2, 2010

by Paulo Lobao


The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as M16) is a young open cluster of star in Serpens. The most famous and probably interesting features in this nebula, are the pillars of star-forming gas and dust within the Nebula (aka "The Pillars of Creation"  after the famous HST photo).

I acquired the data for this image in 6 nights (18,19,20,21,22 and 23 August 2009) at Muxagata, Portugal (MPC J15) for a total of 636 minutes of exposure time. Another low altitude DSO at my Latitude (41ÂșN). Data were processed in the Hubble palette (SII as R; Ha as G; OIII as B)

 Photo Data:

Telescope: Takahashi FS102NSV @ f/8

Mount: ATLAS EQmod

Camera: QSI532WS - M1

Guiding: Takahashi FS60C + QHY5

Filters: Ha-7nm; OIII-8.5nm; SII-8nm

Total exposure time: 636 min (Ha: 216min, OIII: 204min, SII: 216min)


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