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M16 - The Eagle Nebula in Serpens

M16 - The 'Eagle Nebula' in Serpens


A star cluster, embedded in glowing hydrogen and oxygen gas, about 6500 light-years away. The central part became famous by the photo "Pillars of Creation" of the Hubble space telescope.

Telescope: ASA 12N-OK3 f3,6
Mount: ASA DDM 85
Camera: FLI PL16803
Filter-wheel: FLI CW 5-7
Filter: FLI Ha,R,G,B
Exposure: Ha:9x600sec, R:4x300sec, G:4x300sec, B:4x300sec
Programs: Maxim DL 5.0, CCDStack 1.7, PixInsight SE 1.7 full exif

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