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M16 - The Eagle Nebula
Object: M16

Date: August 16, 2007

Location: "My-Spot" Observatory, West Bloomfield, Michigan (4.2 ZLM)

Exposures): 1 x 5 Min &12 x 7.5 Min @ ISO 400 (95 Minutes Total) (1 Dark Frame)

Camera: Hap Griffin Modified Canon Rebel XT (350D)

Filter(s): Orion 2" SkyGlow Broadband

Equipment: 10" f/10 Meade OTA w/GEG and focal reducer at f/7.5 on Losmandy G-11

Guide Scope: ETX90 OTA and SBIG ST-4

Software & Processing: RAW image files were dark frame & background subtracted and converted to Tif files using my RawHide RAW file converter. The Tifs were then aligned and stacked using Registar 1.0.7 and then processed using Picture Window Pro. This was the first light for the Hap Griffin Modified Canon Rebel XT (350D). I was very impressed compared to my previous camera.

Info: M16 - The Eagle Nebula, was really made famous by the awesome Hubble Space Telescopes' picture entitled "Pillars of Creation". The results where quite good when considering the wind. Not bad considering the horrible light pollution in this part of my sky.

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Updated: 08/21/07 12:20:28 AM