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M16 : Eagle Nebula in Serpens

Photograph of M16

M16 is know to many from the Hubble Space Telescopes picture of the "Pillars of Creation". Also known as NGC 6611, these designations actually refer to the open star cluster roughly centered in the photograph.

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Additional information about this object can be found on the SEDS website

Photograph Information
Date05.11.2007, 05.12.2007, and 07.17.2007
LocationFlint Hills of Kansas
TelescopeAP130 @ f6 w/field flattener
CameraCanon 350D, Hutech modified type I
ExposureStack of 40, 7 minute exposures at ISO 800
NotesAverage to good transparancy on each night.

Calibrated with bias, dark and flat frames.
Initial RAW conversion, registration and stacking in IRIS.
Noise reduction in PixInsight LE 1.02 Additional adjustments in Photoshop CS2

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