M16 Eagle Nebula

Telescope TOA-150 on AP12001GTO Designation M16
Focal Length F/7.3 1100mm Position RA 18 : 18.8 DEC -13 : 47
Guiding SX Lodestar thru MMOAG Type Diffuse Nebula
Control MaximDL Magnitude 6
CCD Camera Starlightxpress Size 7'
Image Scale 1.20 arcsec Distance 7,000 Light years
Filters Astronomiks LRGB Constellation Serpens
Exposures 16 x 5 min Lum 1x1, 8 x 4 min ea RGB 2x2    
Calibration Flats, Bias    
Software MaximDL, Photoshop CS2    
Date Texas Star Party May 2010    
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.