M16

M16-LRGB-1435f7c


Dan Crowson

Animas, New Mexico

Imaged over 20 nights in March, April, May and June, 2016 from Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

LRGB – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/27405738233/sizes/l

SHO-RGB (Hubble Palette) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/27405737863/sizes/l

HSO (Modified-Hubble Palette) – https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/27405737033/sizes/l

M16 (NGC 6611, Sharpless 49, RCW 165, Gum 83 and others) is an open cluster embedded in nebulosity located approximately 7,000 light-years away in Serpens.

Ha – 12x1800s – 360 minutes – binned 1×1
OIII – 12x1800s – 360 minutes – binned 1×1
SII – 12x1800s – 360 minutes – binned 1×1

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1×1
RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2×2

1440 minutes total exposure – 24 hours

2016-06-30T00:00:00

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