Messier 16 (North Up, East Left)
Messier 16, also known as NGC 6611 and the "Eagle Nebula", is a nebulain the constellation of Serpens Cauda. It lies at a distnce of ~7,000 light-years. It contains several active star-forming gas and dust regions, including the Pillars of Creation, made famous by the Hubble Space Telescope. The first image comprises 5 x Ha, OIII and SII (300 seconds each), 0.5m f/2.9 ASA Astrograph with FLI ML3200 camera at an altitude of 45 degrees on 3 July 2017. The images were processed using the CFHT convention, Ha-OIII-SII mapped to RGB. The field of view is35’ x 23’. The second and third images comprise 6 x Luminance (300 seconds each), 0.101m f/5.4 Tele Vue refractor with FLI ML16200 camera at an altitude of 45 degrees on 24 May 2017. The fields of view are 132’ x 132’ (2.2 degrees square) and 42’ x 42’, respectively.
Hills Observatory: 1 January 2013 to 26 May 2020