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 M16 Eagle Nebula 

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A star cluster around 2 million years young, M16 is surrounded by natal clouds of dust and glowing gas also known as The Eagle Nebula. This beautifully detailed image of the region includes cosmic sculptures made famous in Hubble Space Telescope close-ups of the starforming c omplex. Described as elephant trunks or Pillars of Creation, dense, dusty columns rising near the center are light-years in length but are gravitationally contracting to form stars. Energetic radiation from the cluster stars erodes material near the tips, eventually exposing the embedded new stars. Extending from the left edge of the frame is another dusty starforming column known as the Fairy of Eagle Nebula. M16 and the Eagle Nebula lie about 7,000 light-years away, an easy target for binoculars or small telescopes in a nebula rich part of the sky toward the split constellation Serpens Cauda (the tail of the snake). [Text from APOD]

Pubblications "Flickr" Explore - September 1, 2020
Optics: GSO RC 10" F8 2000mm - Astrograph Ritchie-Chrétien
Mount: AP Mach1 GTO on Gemini Q-Lock tripod
Camera: QSI 640 WSG
Filters: Astrodon LRGB I Series Gen II
Guiding Systems: SXV-AO-LF Active Optics - SX Lodestar
Dates/Times: A few nights in July and June of 2016-2017-2018-2020
Location: Pragelato - Turin - Italy
Exposure Details: H:L:R:G:B => 200:580:90:90:90 = > (10x20):(116x5):(18x5):(18x5):(18x5) [num x minutes]
Cooling Details: -25°C
Acquisition: Maxim DL/CCD, Voyager
Processing: CCDStack2+, PS 2018 CC
Mean FWHM: 1.57 / 3.28"
SQM-L: 20.18 / 20.33