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The Details
Object
M16 and M17 in Serpens and Sagittarius (2 pane mosaic)
Optics
Astro-Physics 105 mm f/6 Traveler
Platform
Astro-Physics 1200 GTO
Camera
SBIG STL-11000M
Filters
Tru-Balance 6nm Hydrogen-alpha filter
Date
04, 08, 10, and 13 August 2013
Location
Mount Wilson Observatory - Mount Wilson, CA
Exposure
Ha 2 x 11 x 1800 sec 1x1 bin
Software
Maxim DL/CCD, CCD Stack 2, Photoshop CS5
Orientation
Field of View: 03°06' x 03°58' centered on RA 18h17m38s
DEC -15°11'33" (2000). North angle 359.1 °; east 90° CCW from north
Notes
Captured in the above image are the Eagle (upper) and the Swan (lower) Nebulae, M16 and M17 respectively. IC 4701 is the faint emission nebula in the lower right of the frame while IC 4706 is the bright nebula adjacent to M17 and at a 2 o-clock position from it.

 

 

 

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