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Image Data: Object Information:
  • Exposure:  [SII] Ha [OIII]
    • All exposures binned 1x1
    • [SII] 4x1800s, Ha 4x1800s, [OIII] 4x1800s
    • Hubble Telescope Color Pallet: Red=[SII], Green=Ha, Blue=[OIII]
  • Telescope:  Takahashi FSQ-106
  • Mount:  Paramount ME
  • Camera:  SBIG STL-6303 CCD, AstroDon E-Series TruBalance Filters
  • Location:  JMSM Observatory, New Mexico (Owned by Mike Sherick)
  • Date/Time:  June 25/26, 2007, 21:06-04:47 MDT

  • Processing: Taken  in MaxIM/DL v4 using CCD Commander.  Reduced, aligned, combined sub-exposures, and RGB combine in CCDStack. Color balancing, contrast adjustment, Minimum filter to [SII] channel to reduce the red stars, Shadows/Highlights, saturation adjustment, and Noise Ninja in Photoshop.
  • Names:
    • M16 (NGC 6611), The Eagle Nebula (left side)
    • M17 (NGC 6618), The Swan Nebula (right side)
  • Type: Emission Nebula
  • Constellation:  Serpens (M16) and Sagittarius (M17)

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