M16 Eagle Nebula
Posted by HrAstro
Equipment and other photo info:
Picture taken on July 16th, 2010.
Location: Petrova gora, Croatia, Europe
Celestron C10N @ f/4.7, Baader MPCC, QHY8, TS OAG9mm, QHY5 guiding camera
Exposure time: 11x10min
Mount: EQ6 Vis upgreded to EQ6 SynScan
Processing software: DeepSkyStacker, PixInsight 1.0, Photoshop CS2
The Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, which is catalogued as IC 4703. This region of active current star formation is about 6,500 light-years distant. The tower of gas that can be seen coming off the nebula is approximately 57 trillion miles (97 trillion km) high. The brightest star in the nebula has an apparent magnitude of +8.24, easily visible with good binoculars.
More information about this object at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Nebula