M16 Eagle Nebula


Mark Griffith

Swindon, Wiltshire. UK

Celestron C11 Sct, Skywatcher NEQ6 pro mount,Atik 383L+ camera, motorised filter wheel and Astronomik filters.

Emission nebula in the constellation Serpens. The star cluster 6611, located at 10 O’clock in my image, is causing the gas clouds to shine.

Low altitude object so I can only get one hour of data per imaging session.

Bright so I was able use shorter exposures than normal. Used 2×2 binning to reduce exposure times even further.

I was only planning to do a bicolour image. I was suprised by the strength of the oxygen data so collected some sulphur data for a hubble platte image.

sii/ha/oiii image 1 hour 55 minutes of data. 16 x 150 seconds sii, 20 x ha 75 seconds, 20 x 150 seconds oiii 2×2 binned.