Subject
M16
Date
7th May 2003
Telescope or Lens
Vixen ED102SS
Mount
GP DX
Camera
SXV H9
Filters
Schuler 10nm Ha
Exposures L 68 min R   G   B  
Total exposure
See comments
     
Binning
Luminance 2x2
Field of view and resolution
Approx 44 x 34 Arcminute. 4.1 Arcsec / Pixel
Comments  
This was taken after setting up for the Mercury transit while waiting for dawn. All exposures were unguided.
The shots were taken to kill time and experiment with the subject. It is very close to the horizon and I wanted to see if I could get a decent picture through the light pollution.
Judging by the results it would be worth travelling to a darker sight to do some dedicated shots including colour.

Stack of 33 x 30 second,19 x 40 second, 39 x 1 minute exposures