M 16  -  wide field

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Object identification (1.4MB)

Object data of Messier16

Object type: Open cluster + emission nebula
Size: 35'
Magnitude: 6.0 mag
Constellation: Ser
Distance: 7,000 Ly
Notes: The Eagle Nebula (Messier 16) is a conspicuous region of active star formation, situated in Serpens Cauda. The starforming nebula, a giant cloud of interstellar gas and dust, has already created a considerable cluster of young stars. The cluster is also referred to as NGC 6611, the nebula as IC 4703.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-07-20
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Mamiya 200mm f/2.8 APO Lens @ f/2.8
Camera: Canon EOS 1000Da (ISO1600)
Mount: Skywatcher Star Adventurer
Exposure time: 188x30s
Exposure time total: 1h34min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Markus Blauensteiner, Michael Hanl, Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl)

Image processing by Markus Blauensteiner