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2018-09-07 Eagle Nebula (M16) (WIP)
 
© Fabien COUTANT
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2018-09-07 Eagle Nebula (M16) (WIP)

Continuing to develop the series of summer DSOs I catched on early september.
My first try at it catched "the pillars" but was very noisy and poor quality.
This one is much better, but still perfectible (esp. bright stars).

I was surprised to read from Wikipedia, that M16 originally refers not to the nebula (IC 4703) but to the open star cluster (NGC 6611) born from it.  The pillars are also only 3 ly long, which seems small given how far and that one small earth-based scope can resolve details in them.

Gear: Olympus E-PL6 with Skywatcher 130PDS 632mm/4.86 and SWCC at f/4.55 on Omegon EQ-300 tracking RA
Capture: 21 lights (/64% keep) × 40s × 3200 ISO, master dark
Site: deep country 26km from Limoges, France
Sky: good (given bortle class 3, usual sqm >21)
Processing: Regim 3.4, Fotoxx 12.01+

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© Fabien COUTANT

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Photo Information for 2018-09-07 Eagle Nebula (M16) (WIP)

Taken with OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-PL6

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