Michael Purcell's Astrophotography

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M16: The Eagle Nebula

M16 is a bright open cluster that is still forming stars. The "eagle" shaped cloud at the bottom of the image was recently imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope.

I took this picture in New Mexico.


Constellation Serpens
Right Asc (hh:mm:ss) 18:18:48
Declination(deg:sec) -13:47
Magnitude 6
Size (ArcMin) 35
Tirion SkyAtlas 2000 #16
Uranometria 2000 #294


CCD Camera Parameters

ST-7 Compressed Image
File_version = 3
Data_version = 1
Exposure = 15 minutes
Focal_length = 63.000
Aperture = 65.9000
Response_factor = 2000.000
Note = Image taken 04/18/96 at 02:57:59
Background = 600
Range = 1024
Height = 510
Width = 765
Date = 04/18/96
Time = 02:57:59
Exposure_state = 100
Temperature = -14.81
Number_exposures = 1
Each_exposure = 15 minutes
History = dEKLM
Observer = Michael Purcell
X_pixel_size = 0.0090
Y_pixel_size = 0.0090
Pedestal = 0
E_gain = 2.30
User_1 = CCDOPS for DOS Version 3.50B4
Filter = Clear
Readout_mode = 0
Track_time = 500
Sat_level = 16383

This page last updated on March 10, 1996 Contact Michael Purcell

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