December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
This is a "do over" of M16, the Eagle Nebula, in the constellation of Serpens. M16 (NGC 6611) actually refers to the open cluster of bright, white, stars just above and to the right of the center of this photo. IC 4703 is the catalog name given to the nebula in which these bright, young stars continue to be born. The Modified camera did an excellent job at capturing the Hα (deep red) color in the nebula, while not obscuring the greenish tones in the upper-right regions. My previous attempt at M16 is still available, that one with an unmodified camera. This is the full frame, shrunk for display on the web. A full-resolution image is also availble. North is up.