M16 – The Eagle Nebula

M16 – The Eagle Nebula on Oct 2, 2020. 40 minutes in 160×15 sec sub-images, TV-85 at F5.6, L-eNhance filter, QHY183c at -15C, Gain 37, Offset 200.
M16 – The Eagle Nebula on Oct 2, 2020. 40 minutes in 160×15 sec sub-images, TV-85 at F5.6, L-eNhance filter, QHY183c at -15C, Gain 37, Offset 200. Cropped.

I shot this while waiting for the Moon and Mars to get higher in the sky on Friday, Oct 2nd, 2020.   After shooting some moonrise shots, I turned the scope to this and got 40 minutes of sub-images before it went behind a tree.

It was also the first time I imaged using a generator for power and a battery backup unit to keep the scope running if I ran out of gas and had to refill the tank.  I got a great deal on the generator that I could not pass up.   It will work better in the field with my current imaging setup than the battery system I had before.

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