M16
M16 Nebula

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0bject M16 Emission nebula in Serpens
Date June 5-14, 2016
Exposure LRGB 330:60:50:60 (8.3 hours)
Camera STL11000M with AstroDon Gen II filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on AP900GTO CP3
Guiding Remote guide head with MiniBorg 50 mm
Processing MaximDL, Photoshop CS6, NIK Sharpener, AstroActions
Comments Good seeing but with 1st Q moon in sky; acquired with CCD Commander from Rancho Hidalgo, Animas, NM


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M16 Emission Nebula (Eagle Nebula) in Serpens Cauda
Date 7/31 - 8/7/2009
Exposure (Hα)SIIHαOIIIRGB (180):240:15:15:20:20:20 (SHO blended with RGB 70/30; Hα for luminance)
Camera STL11000M with Baader NB and Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding External guide head with E-finder
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS3, GradientXterminator
Comments Moderate seeing

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M16 Emission Nebula (Eagle Nebula) in Serpens Cauda
Date 7/31 - 8/7/2009
Exposure (Hα)SIIHαOIII (180):240:180:180 (Hubble palette: R=SII, G=Hα, B=OIII; Hα used for luminance)
Camera STL11000M with Baader NB and Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding External guide head with E-finder
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS3, GradientXterminator
Comments Moderate seeing

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M16 Emission Nebula (Eagle Nebula) in Serpens Cauda
Date 7/31 - 8/7/2009
Exposure  HαRGB 180:20:20:20 (Hα used for luminance)
Camera STL11000M with Baader NB and Astronomik filters
Telescope ASA 10N f/3.7 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding External guide head with E-finder
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS3, GradientXterminator
Comments Moderate seeing


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M16 Emission Nebula (Eagle Nebula) in Serpens Cauda
Date 5/26 and 6/2/2006
Exposure LRGB 180:30:30:30 (RGB binned 2x2)
Camera ST2000XM with SBIG filters
Telescope Celestron C8 @ f/6.7 on Losmandy G11 w/Gemini
Guiding Self-guided
Processing MaximDL, PhotoshopCS2, AstroActions
Comments Good seeing 5/26; very steady seeing 6/2

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M16 Eagle Nebula in Serpens
Date 7/31, 8/2 and 8/5/2004
Exposure HaRGB 170:30:30:30 (Ha+R 60/40 for Luminance and Red)
Camera SXV-H9 w/ Schuler filters
Telescope Takahashi FC-76 f/8
Guiding ST-4 guided on GM-8
Processing MaximDL, AIP4Win, Photoshop (no darks or flats, sigma combined in MaximDL)
Comments Hot and humid,  visual magnitude 3-4 except for great seeing on 8/5