M16 (ngc6611) the Eagle, a diffuse nebula and open cluster in Serpens.
Discovered by Philippe Loys de Cheseaux 1746

Right Ascension = 00h 47m 33.1s (h:m:s), Declination = -25d 17' 17 (deg:m:s)
Magnitude = 7.1, Size = 25 X 7.4 arc minutes

Color of M16, the Eagle nebulae in Serpens.
Larger size version

Optics: Celestron C8 Schmitt Cassegrain
Adapter: (Celestron f6.3 reducer)
Date: 07/18/2006    Time: 08:32:xx UTC
Exposure: 3 luminance of 5 minutes each, 3 each Red, green blue of 5 minutes each
Resolution: 800 x 600
Guiding: ST-2000XM Built in TC237 guider using AO-7
Acquisition: SBIG ST-2000XM camera
Mount: Losmandy G-11 with Gemini GOTO
Software: SBIG CCDOPS ver 5.41B6NT and CCDSoft 5.00.170
notes: Autodark added to each image. hot and cold pixel removal, stacked in CCDSoft, RGB and Luminance levels and combined in PaintShop Pro v5.

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Last edited:9/4/2006, by Don Lewis, Wye Mountain Observatory