Eagle Nebula


"The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611, and also known as the Star Queen Nebula and The Spire) is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. Both the ""Eagle"" and the ""Star Queen"" refer to visual impressions of the dark silhoutte near the center of the nebula, an area made famous as the ""Pillars of Creation"" photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope. The nebula contains several active star-forming gas and dust regions, including the Pillars of Creation."

Equipment and processing

Telescope: Orion 8 inch F5

Mount: Orion Atlas

Camera: ST 8300M

Filters: Baader Ha,SII,OIII 7nm

Guiding: PHD

Processing: PixInsight

Capture software: Maxim

Exposures: Ha: bin1 53x600 OIII: bin2 21x600 SII: bin2 19x600

Location: Parsippany,NJ