ABOUT THE IMAGE

DATE/TIME:  Evenings of June 29th, July 1st and 4th 2014.

CAMERA:  Canon XSI, 450Da

TELESCOPE:  Celestron C9.25" SCT @ F/6.3

ISO SETTING:  800

EXPOSURES:  66

EXPOSURE LENGTH:  300sec.

TOTAL EXPOSURE LENGTH:  5hrs 30min.

SUBTRACTIONS: 16 dark frames each night, 20flat frames, 16 dark-flat frames and 10 bias frames.

CAPTURE: MaximDL

STACKING/PRE-PROCESSING: Deep Sky Stacker

PROCESSING: Photoshop CS3

 

The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611) is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. Its name derives from its shape which is resemblant of an eagle.

The Eagle Nebula 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 6,500 light-years distant. The tower of gas that can be seen coming off the nebula is approximately 57 trillion miles (97 trillion km) high

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Nebula

 

ABOUT THE IMAGE

DATE/TIME:  Evening of June 6th, 2010.

CAMERA:  Canon XSI, 450Da

TELESCOPE:  Orion 100ED @ F/9

ISO SETTING:  1600

EXPOSURES:  22

EXPOSURE LENGTH:  500sec.

TOTAL EXPOSURE LENGTH:  3hrs, 3min.

SUBTRACTIONS: 20 dark frames and 10 bias frames.

CAPTURE: MaximDL

STACKING/PRE-PROCESSING: Deep Sky Stacker

PROCESSING: Photoshop CS3

 

 

 

 

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