M16 Eagle Nebula

M16 Eagle Nebula Hybrid Image

TMB 130mm with Apogee U8300 for Color and Planewave 17in with Apogee U16 for Luminance Ha 7hrs OIII 4.3hrs  SII 6.3hrs Lum 2hrs Color data upscaled to Luminance. Image scale .63

 M16 is in the constellation Serpens. This is approximately 7000 light years from earth. There is a young star cluster surrounded by a emission nebula composed of interstellar dust. The cluster is referred to as NGC6611. This is a very active star forming region.

Crop1  Pillars of Creation

 Crop2 Eagle Nebula



 M16 Eagle Nebula Hybrid Image #2

TMB130mm Image and  Planewave 17in for Luminance in core area only. Luminance data scaled down to the Color data. Image scale 1.22



Narrowband only image  (No added luminance)



 M16 20min Ha Subframe

M16 20min Ha Subframes 21x  = 420 min combined image


M16 20min OIII Subframe

M16 20min OIII Subframes x 13 = 260 min combined image


M16 20min SII Subframe

M16 20min SII Subframes x 19 = 380 min combined image

Scope              TMB130mm

Camera           Apogee U8300

Mount               Atlas EQG

Filters               Astrodon  Ha5nm  OIII3nm  SII3nm

Exposures       Ha 7hrs    OIII 4.3hrs   SII 6.3hrs   20min subs

Location           Connellsville Pa.  Home Observatory     2012


 M16 15min Luminance Subframes x 8 = 120 min combined image

Scope              Planewave 17in

Camera           Apogee U16

Mount               Paramount ME

Filters               Astrodon  LRGB     

Exposures          Luminance 2Hrs     15min subs

Location           Sierra Nevada Mountains CA.  Heavens Mirror Observatory  SRO       2012



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