|Objet||Filtres||Bin||Temps Pose||Nombres Poses||Temps Total|
|Nom||M 16||Luminance||1 x 1|
|Constellation||Serpent||Rouge||1 x 1|
|Distance||5610 al||Vert||1 x 1|
|Détail prise de vue||Bleu||1 x 1|
|Lieu||Ameiria Portugal||S2 G200 O60||1 x 1||180”||52||2.6H|
|Date acquisition||23/08 au 17/10/20||Hα G200 O60||1 x 1||180”||49||2.45H|
|Setup||O3 G200 O60||1 x 1||180”||58||2.9H|
|Monture||EQ6 Pro Skywatcher||Acquisition faite par||Jean-Luc|
|Caméra acquisition||ZWO Asi 1600 MM||Traitement fait par||Francis|
|Caméra de guidage||Lodestar X2||Logiciels utilisés|
|Montage de guidage||DO Starlight X press||Acquisition||TheSkyX , Focusmax, Maxpilote|
|Echantillonage||1,48 arcs||Traitement||Pixinsight, Photoshop|
The M16 nebula has been taken very late in season due to the current situation of Covid 19, we had installation delay. The shooting period was from 23/08 to 17/10/20. M16 was already very low in altitude, (between 30° at the beginning of the night and 20° at the end of the shooting). However, we decided to try the shots thinking that we could get a better idea of the quality of the site, rather than shooting at the Zenith.
We were very pleased with the result, and we are happy to have located the observatory on this site.
COMMENTS ON THE PHOTO:
The cluster is made up of young blue stars of type O and B which were born from the Eagle Nebula and which ionise the gas of this same nebula, which does not fail to give it a characteristic hue in large telescopes. Stars are still being formed. The central region of the nebula shows a beautiful columnar architecture, known as the “Pillars of Creation” since their rediscovery by the space telescope; in these pillars of gas about three light-years long, the stars of the cluster are born, hence their name. M16 is 5,500 to 7,000 light years away, depending on the source.