Messier M16


Object Information
Messier object: M16
Common name for Messier object: Eagle Neubula
NGC (New General Catalog) number: NGC 6611
Discription: Diffuse Nebula
Note: Associated with the Eagle Nebula Located in constellation: Serpens
Right ascension in hours:minutes: 18:18.8
Declination in degrees:minutes: -13:47
Visual magnitude: 6.4
Size: 7.0 arc minutes
Image size: 55.23 arc minutes high by 40.98 arc minutes wide
Image orientation: North is top, East is left
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Observing Log
Date September 20, 1998
Time at end of first CCD image 21:33 PDT
Time at end of last CCD image 21:47 PDT
Observing Location: At home on the drive way
Observation of object: M16 is an large irregular shape diffuse nebula with large dark patches and rifts. The small dark rift in the center of the nebula looks like an eagle in images with more magnification.
Sky Conditions
Sky transparency: 5.2 (Magnitude of the faintest star visible with the unaided eye in Ursa Minor)
Notes: Image taken over Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. sky glow.
Moon sets at 19:28 PDT on September 20, 1998
Astronomical twilight ends in the evening at 20:51 PDT on September 20, 1998
Astronomical twilight starts in morning at 5:11 PDT on September 21, 1998
Observing Equipment
80 mm aperture refractor telescope and CCD Cookbook Camera
CCD image time: 4 - 240 seconds images added together
CCD dark calibration frames: 24 - 240 seconds dark frames

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