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M16 Eagle Nebula

27янвThe Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611, and also known as the Star Queen Nebula and The Spire) is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. Its name derives from its shape that is thought to resemble an eagle. It contains several active star-forming gas and dust regions, including the famous “Pillars of Creation”, photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

The Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, which is catalogued as IC 4703. This region of active current star formation is about 7000 light-years distant. The tower of gas that can be seen coming off the nebula is approximately 9.5 light-years or about 90 trillion kilometers long.

The brightest star in the nebula (HD 168076) has an apparent magnitude of +8.24, easily visible with good binoculars. It is actually a binary star formed of an O3.5V star plus an O7.5V companion.

The cluster associated with the nebula has approximately 460 stars, the brightest of spectral class O, a mass of roughly 80 solar masses, and a luminosity up to 1 million times that of the Sun. Its age has been estimated to be 1–2 million years. The descriptive names reflect impressions of the shape of the central pillar rising from the southeast into the central luminous area. The name “Star Queen Nebula” was introduced by Robert Burnham, Jr., reflecting his characterization of the central pillar as the Star Queen shown in silhouette.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106
Imaging cameras: Atik 460 EX Mono
Mounts: Vixen New Atlux
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106
Guiding cameras: QHY5L-II-M 5L-II M
Software: PHD Lab PhD Guiding 2, Main Sequence Software SequenceGeneratorPro, PixInsight
Filters: Astrodon Narrowband 3mn (Ha, OIII, SII, NII)
Accessories: Atik OAG, Atik EFW2 Filter Wheel
Resolution: 2675×2055
Dates: Aug. 3, 2013
Frames: 37×1800″
Integration: 18.5 hours
Avg. Moon age: 26.00 days
Avg. Moon phase: 13.48%
RA center: 274.745 degrees
DEC center: -13.900 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.764 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 154.720 degrees
Field radius: 0.826 degrees
Locations: Bilgebay Observatory, Mugla, Marmaris, Turkey

Author: Bilgebay

Eagle Nebula

1 ноября The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611, and also known as the Star Queen Nebula) is a youngopen cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. Its name derives from its shape that is thought to resemble an eagle. It contains several active star-forming gas and dust regions, including the famous “Pillars of Creation”, photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV4
Imaging cameras: Pentax K10D
Mounts: Losmandy G11 Gemini II
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini Guidescope
Guiding cameras: Orion SSAG
Software: PixInsight, Deep Sky Stacker, Maxim DL, Stark Labs DSLR Shutter, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
Filters: IDAS LPS D1, Baader Planetarium Ha 35nm
Accessories: Stellarvue SSF6
Resolution: 3792×2514
Dates: Sept. 23, 2014, Sept. 25, 2014
Locations: GSSP
Frames: IDAS HEUIB-II: 20×600″ ISO200
Integration: 3.3 hours
Avg. Moon age: 14.52 days
Avg. Moon phase: 1.01%
RA center: 0.917 degrees
DEC center: 67.164 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.911 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 0.214 degrees
Field radius: 1.207 degrees

Аuthor:Stephen Migol
Astrophotography of the day of  SPONLI, 01.11.2014

Eagle Nebula

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The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611, and also known as the Star Queen Nebula) is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. Its name derives from its shape that is thought to resemble an eagle. It contains several active star-forming gas and dust regions, including the famous “Pillars of Creation”, photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope.

The Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, which is catalogued as IC 4703. This region of active current star formation is about 7000 light-years distant. The tower of gas that can be seen coming off the nebula is approximately 9.5 light-years or about 90 trillion kilometers long.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO 10″ RC 10
Imaging cameras: QSI 583 wsg
Mounts: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC, PixInsight, DC-3 Dreams ACP Observatory Control Software
Filters: Astrodon RGB filter set
Resolution: 2451×1770
Dates: Oct. 19, 2014
Locations: Deep Sky Observatory
Frames: 9×600″
Integration: 1.5 hours
Avg. Moon age: 24.99 days
Avg. Moon phase: 21.56%
RA center: 274.702 degrees
DEC center: -13.792 degrees
Pixel scale: 0.744 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: -179.374 degrees
Field radius: 0.312 degrees

Аuthor: Dean Salman, 27.10.2010

Astrophotography of the day of  SPONLI

A Sagittarius Starscape 

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Image Credit & Copyright: Terry Hancock (Down Under Observatory)

 This rich starscape spans nearly 7 degrees on the sky, toward the Sagittarius spiral arm and the center of our Milky Way galaxy. A telescopic mosaic, it features well-known bright nebulae and star clusterscataloged by 18th century cosmic tourist Charles Messier. Still popular stops for skygazers M16, the Eagle (far right), and M17, the Swan (near center) nebulae are the brightest star-forming emission regions. With wingspans of 100 light-years or so, they shine with the telltale reddish glow of hydrogen atoms from over 5,000 light-years away. Colorful open star cluster M25 near the upper left edge of the scene is closer, a mere 2,000 light-years distant and about 20 light-years across. M24, also known as the Sagittarius Star Cloud, crowds in just left of center along the bottom of the frame, fainter and more distant Milky Way stars seen through a narrow window in obscuring fields of interstellar dust.

APOD NASA 05-Sep-14

Eagle Nebula in Serpens

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The Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, which is catalogued as IC 4703. This region of active current star formation is about 7000 light-years distant. The tower of gas that can be seen coming off the nebula is approximately 9.5 light-years or about 90 trillion kilometers long.

The brightest star in the nebula (HD 168076) has an apparent magnitude of +8.24, easily visible with good binoculars. It is actually abinary star formed of an O3.5V star plus an O7.5V companion.
The cluster associated with the nebula has approximately 460 stars, the brightest of spectral class O, a mass of roughly 80 solar masses, and a luminosity up to 1 million times that of the Sun. Its age has been estimated to be 1–2 million years.
The descriptive names reflect impressions of the shape of the central pillar rising from the southeast into the central luminous area. The name “Star Queen Nebula” was introduced by Robert Burnham, Jr., reflecting his characterization of the central pillar as the Star Queen shown in silhouette.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: AG Optical 12.5 IDK
Mounts: Paramount MX
Software: photoshop, DC-3 Dreams ACP, PixInsight PixInsinght 1.8 RC7, Maxim DL
Filters: Astrodon H-alpha 5nm, Astrodon E-series LRGB
Dates: June 18, 2014
Locations: New Mexico Skies

Author: Mike Miller
AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI 22 July 2014

M16 and the Eagle Nebula 

 

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Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, Univ. Arizona
 

A star cluster around 2 million years young, M16 is surrounded by natal clouds of dust and glowing gas also known as The Eagle Nebula. This beautifully detailed image of the region includes cosmic sculptures made famous in Hubble Space Telescope close-ups of the starforming complex. Described as elephant trunks or Pillars of Creation, dense, dusty columns rising near the center are light-years in length but are gravitationally contracting to form stars. Energetic radiation from the cluster stars erodes material near the tips, eventually exposing the embedded new stars. Extending from the left edge of the frame is another dusty starforming column known as the Fairy of Eagle Nebula. M16 and the Eagle Nebula lie about 7,000 light-years away, an easy target for binoculars or small telescopes in a nebula rich part of the sky toward the split constellation Serpens Cauda (the tail of the snake).

NASA APOD 07-Jun-14

Nebulas in Hydrogen Alpha

@ Vincent Vegabort

Eagle nebula

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The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611, and also known as the Star Queen Nebula) is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. Its name derives from its shape that is thought to resemble an eagle. It contains several active star-forming gas and dust regions.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8 SCT
Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-II Mono, Nikon D5000
Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Goto
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80
Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-II Mono
Focal reducers: Celestron f/6.3 Focal Reducer/Corrector, GSO 1.25″ 0.5x Focal Reducer
Software: DeepSkyStacker, PHD guiding, Leandro Fornaziero Pardal Astronomy controls
Resolution: 2532×1588
Dates: July 3, 2013
Locations: Home
Frames: 1×3000″

Autor: Leandro Fornaziero

AstroPhotography of the day by SPONLI
17 December 2013

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