Messier 16  -  Eagle Nebula

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Object data

Object type: open cluster + emission nebula
Size: 35'
Magnitude: 6.0 mag
Constellation: Ser
Distance: 5,900 Ly

Exposure data

Date: 2006-07-03 + 2006-07-04 + 2006-07-05
Location: Schlierbach / Austria (400m)
Telescope: TeleVue NP101 (4" Apo f=540mm)
Camera: ST2000XM with CFW8, SBIG Filters and Astronomik Ha (13nm)
  Image type: Ha-G-B
  Binning: Ha 1x1  / GB 1x1
  Exposure time: Ha 14x20m  / G 27x4m / B 27x4m
Exposure time total: 8h 16min