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M16
The Eagle Nebula

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Messier Number:
M16

NGC Number:
NGC 6611

Common Name:
The Eagle Nebula

Constellation:
Serpens

Distance from Earth:
~7,000 Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
6.5

Size:
7.0 arc minutes

M16, The Eagle Nebula

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Date Taken:
6/12/2004

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
RCOS 16" Ritchey-Chretien
Astro-Physics .67x Reducer
SBIG 10XME, NABG
SBIG CFW-8a
Bisque Paramount ME

Exposure Specs:
135 minutes total
Lum: 9x10 min
Red: 3x5 min
Grn: 3x5 min
Blu: 3x5 min

Processed with:
MaximDL v3.0
Adobe Photoshop CS

Copyright 2004, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.