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Date: 21/04/2012


Name:   Eagle Nebula - NGC 6611 


This imagine was taken whilst at Watson's Way Country Stay which is N/E of Mukinbudin in Western Australia.



The Eagle nebula is a emission nebula and open star cluster.  It contains those famous Hubble Space Telescope images of the "Pillars Of Creation", which are columns of cool hydrogen gas and dust protruding from a molecular cloud.  New stars are being formed in these clouds.



Location: Watson's Way Stacking Mode:  Mosaic
Camera: Canon 20D - LP Filter Removed Alignment Method:  Automatic
Optics: Skywatcher ED80. Stacking Mode:  Mosaic
Exposure: 800ASA @  5 Minutes x 16 RGB BKG Cal:  Yes
Total Exposure:    1 hr 20 mins Per Channel Cal:  No
Guiding: DSI on Mead LX200R. Method:  Median Kappa-Sigma K=2/I=5
Filter: Astronomik UV-IR-Block Darks:  No
Focus: Bahtinov Mask Flat:  No
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Position in Sky

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RA (J2000):     18h 18.927m Levels, Colour Balance, Curves, Saturation Scaling, jpeg Conversion.
DEC (J2000):  -13* 50.563 '
Constellation:  Serpens Cauda
Distance: 7,000  Light Years