Eagle Nebula

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The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611) is a wide H II region in the constellation Serpens. It's composed by a young open cluster associated to a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, which is catalogued as IC 4703. The distance from Earth is about 5700 light-years, placing it in the middle of Sagittarius Arm, and contains several active star-forming gas and dust regions, including the Pillars of Creation. The cluster contains many hot bright supergiant blue stars; the age has been estimated to be 2–3 million years. [Wiki]

Image processed by me and Davide Coverta

Optic SW Quattro 8S 200mm f/4 with Baader MPCC Mark III corrector
Camera Atik 383L+
Filters Baader Ha, SII, OIII 36mm
Mount NEQ6 with EQASCOM
SW 70/500 with AlCCD5
Frame center
RA 18:18:57 DEC -13:49:40 J2000
16th~ 30th August 2016
Backyard, Busto G. Milan, Italy
Exposures Ha - 12x900s bin 1x1 -10°C
SII - 16x900s bin 1x1
OIII - 16x900s bin 1x1

Integration time - 11h





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