M16 Eagle Nebula

Date: 25 Septmeber 2004 with Day9 Moon

Telescope: Vixen R200SS  8f4 Newtonian on Gemini G-41 mount

Guiding: ST-4 Autoguider with Celestron C80, 80mm F11 refractor on side-by-side plate.

Camera: Genesis KAF-1602E with Astronomik FR-4 filterwheel, Baader/Celestron Coma Corrector.

Location: Tai Mei Tuk, Hong Kong

Exposure: Astronomik Hydrogen-alpha:  unbinned     7 x 15mins

Software: Image acquisition by Astroart, calibration in IRIS, auto-alignment also in Astroart, sigma-combined by Sigma, and final brightness adjustment in Photoshop.

Comment: I finally know which part of the nebula looks like an eagle. When the faint H-a image came out then I immediately see the silhouette of a flying eagle.