M16-The Eagle Nebula

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M16, NGC6611
Constellation: Serpens - the Serpent
Type: Diffuse Nebula
Position: RA:18h18.8m 
Magnitude: 6.0
Exposure: Taken 5-3-05 at the Texas Star Party.
8 X 300 sec. ISO 800.
Processing: Raw images converted to 16bit TIFs, dark subtracted and stacked (average) in ImagesPlus.
Levels, curves and color balance adjusted in Photoshop.
Equipment: Canon Digital Rebel (modified).
Orion 80ED Refractor f/7 at prime focus
Losmandy G-11 Gemini mount.
Celestron guidescope and SBIG ST-4 autoguider.
Notes: This digital image replaces an old film version from 1996.

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky 2002

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