"The Eagle Nebula".
The Eagle Nebula catalogued as Messier 16 and as NGC 6611. It is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation of Serpens. The Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, which is catalogued as IC 4703. This region of active current star formation is about 6,500 light-years away from Earth.
Instrument: Bintel 8" Newtonian Astrograph.
Focal Ratio: F/4
Camera: Pentax K-x
Camera Sensitivity: iso 1600
Exposure Details: 2 minute subs x 8 + Master Flat & Camera dark frames
Date: 3th August 2011
Viewing Location: The Briars Mt Martha
Software Enchancements: DSS PS CS2
Comments: Light Polluted skies
Seeing conditions: 7
Author: Paul Albers
Thu Aug 4 15:58:05 2011