Sunday, 9 September 2012

M16



M16 / NGC6611 / Eagle nebula
Constellation - Serpens
Open cluster and emission nebula
Distance - 9000 Ly

Date - 9/9/12
Antoniadi III
SQM - 21.2 (NELM 6.3)

Telescope - 12" f/5
EP - 13mm Ethos x115 TFoV 0˚87

Sketch materials - white pastel and ink pen

Sketch notes
Went in search of M16 without a filter, found the open cluster easily but hardly any trace of nebulosity. A UHC filter greatly improved the view but I'm pretty sure a OIII filter is better suited.
Quite dim at first but after a while the outline became alot more apparent.

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