The Eagle Nebula (M16)
A star-forming region located about 5700 ly away in the direction of Serpens containing a young star cluster of roughly 8000 stars in a wealth of diffuse Ha emission. Its common name is derived from the appearance of the dark nebulosity that intrudes into a field of emission nebulosity.
|Camera:||SBIG STL11000M + Astrodon filters||Scope:||Takahashi TOA-130, fl = 1000mm at f7.7 cropped to ~1.0°x0.7°|
|Mount:||Takahashi EM-200 Temma2||Guiding:||external E-finder|
|Filters/Exposures:||HaRGB: 20:30:20:20 min = 1h50m||Location:||ASV's LMDSS, Lady's Pass, Australia|
|Date:||October 2010||Processing:||CCDStack, Mira AL8, Photoshop CS5|