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June 14, 2021

M16 Eagle Nebula HaLRGB

Paducah Skies Observatory

My first image at my new Paducah Skies Obsevatory and with my new ASI2600MM camera

The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611, and also known as the Star Queen Nebula and The Spire) is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 174546. Both the "Eagle" and the "Star Queen" refer to visual impressions of the dark silhouette near the center of the nebula, an area made famous as the "Pillars of Creation" imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope. The nebula contains several active star-forming gas and dust regions, including the aforementioned Pillars of Creation. The Eagle Nebula lies in the Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way. (Wikipedia)

Paducah Skies Observatory is a private observatory SW of Paducah, TX. It sits on 45 acres of native Texas grasslands and mesquite trees. The skies are 21.99 on the light pollution scale (almost Bortle 1).

https://pbase.com/rchozick/paducah_skies_observatory

Takahashi FSQ-106N Quadruplet Fluorite Refractor
ZWO ASI2600MM Pro CMOS camera
Baader Vario Finder mounted as Guidescope
ZWO ASI178MM Guide Camara
Astro Physics 900 GTO mount

Ha 10 min 6 exp (150 gain/30 offset)
Ha 5 min 8 exp (150 gain/30 offset)
Luminance 4 min 20 exp (100 gain/20 offset)
R/G/B 4 min 10 exp each (100 gain/20 offset)

Guided with PHD 2
Captured with The SkyX
Pre-processed and Stacked in Nebulosity 4
Processed in PixInsight and Photoshop full exif


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