|M16, NGC6611. The "Eagle Nebula" and Open Star Cluster Tr32. (Trumpler 32)
Located in the Constellation "Serpens". Home of the famous "Pillars of Creation".
M16 is a 5.5 million-year-old cloud of molecular hydrogen gas and dust stretching approximately 70 light years by 55 light years.
Place: Cherry Springs State Park, PA.
Time and Date: 1:25 am 7/25/14.
Camera: A Gary Honis modified Canon EOS T3i
Scope: Astro Tech AT111 w/0.8 reducer/flattener
Mount: Astro Physics AP900GEM
Four 600 sec. exposures.
Guide: WO 80mm scope, Star Light Express Lodestar guide camera & PHD guide SW.
Image: Stacked in DeepSky Stacker and Adjusted in Photoshop CS6.