ObjetFiltresBinTemps PoseNombres PosesTemps Total
NomM 16Luminance1 x 1
ConstellationSerpentRouge1 x 1
Distance5610 alVert1 x 1
Détail prise de vueBleu1 x 1
LieuAmeiria PortugalS2 G200 O601 x 1180”522.6H
Date acquisition23/08 au 17/10/20Hα G200 O601 x 1 180”492.45H
SetupO3 G200 O601 x 1180”582.9H
InstrumentFSQ 106Totaux1597.95H
Diamètre106 mmBias
Focale530 mmDark
Rapport F/D5Flat
MontureEQ6 Pro SkywatcherAcquisition faite parJean-Luc
Caméra acquisitionZWO Asi 1600 MMTraitement fait parFrancis
Caméra de guidageLodestar X2Logiciels utilisés
Montage de guidageDO Starlight X pressAcquisitionTheSkyX , Focusmax, Maxpilote
Echantillonage1,48 arcsTraitementPixinsight, 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.


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.

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DECLINAISON:-13°48′ 26s