M16 Eagle Nebula

Telescope c9.25 on AP12001GTO Designation M16
Focal Length F/5.8 1365mm Position RA 18 : 18.8 DEC -13 : 47
Guiding eFinder sbig remote guide head Type Diffuse Nebula
Control MaximDL Magnitude 6
CCD Camera Sbig ST2000XM Size 7'
Image Scale 1.12 arcsec Distance 7,000 Light years
Filters Astrodon LRGB Constellation Serpens
Exposures 12 x 5 min Lum 1x1, 8 x 4 min ea RGB 2x2    
Calibration Flats, Bias, darks    
Software MaximDL, Photoshop CS2    
Date Peach State Star Gaze Sept 2008    
The Eagle Nebula Messier 16 (M16) is a conspicuous region of active star formation, situated in Serpens Cauda. The starforming nebula, a giant cloud of interstellar gas and dust, has already created a considerable cluster of young stars. The cluster is also referred to as NGC 6611, the nebula as IC 4703.