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The Eagle Nebula ( M16) & Swan Nebula ( M17)
25-JUL-2006

The Eagle Nebula ( M16) & Swan Nebula ( M17)

Hakos/Namibia

These two celestial 'birds' are located at the border between Serpens and Sagittarius. Both are very bright emission nebulae, embedded in faint nebulosity.

Canon EOS 20D
Modified Canon 20D mounted on a TMB 80mm/F6 + Televue 0.8x reducer/flattener. Halpha ( Astronomik Ha, 13nm): 6x450sec/ISO800; RGB ( IDAS-LPS): 12x300sec/ISO800. Calibration and stacking, averaging, color balancing, sharpening in Images Plus and Photoshop CS2. full exif

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