M16 in [SII], Halpha and [OIII] from Stinger 450 Classical Cassegrain and FLI IMG1024S Dream Machine with Custom Scientific 4.5nm emission line filters

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Taken on August 27 - 31 and Sept 1, 2007 from my backyard in Castro Valley, California

Stinger 450 Classical Cassegrain (18" f/12.6)  

Lumicon Giant Easy Guider with Focal reducer for final: F= 3366mm, f/7.1

Finger Lakes IMG1024S Dream Machine imaging camera operated at -30C

Robofocus

Finger Lakes CFW1 Filter wheel

SBIG ST7E guide camera

Custom Scientific 4.5nm FWHM Ha filter (50mm diameter)

Custom Scientific 4.5nm FWHM [SII] filter (50mm diameter)

Custom Scientific 4.5nm FWHM [OIII] filter (50mm diameter)

eight exposures of 20 minutes through Halpha filter

thirteen exposures of 20 minutes through [OIII] filter

thirteen exposures of 20 minutes through [SII] filter

eleven hours 20 minutes total exposure time

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