M16 Eagle Nebula

M16 Eagle Nebula

Object:

M16 Eagle Nebula

Date:

June 19th 2013 (Ha) and July 13, 2013 (RGB)

Equipment:

Telescope: Takahashi Sky 90II with F/4.5 reducer/flattener

Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM w/ CFW9v2 (Astronomik HaLRGB)

Autoguider: Orion Starshoot

Guidescope: Orion 80mm Shorty

Mount: Celestron CG-5 Mount

Exposure Info:

Ha: 18 x 5 min

R: 6 x 5 min

G: 4 x 5 min

B: 4 x 5 min

Dark and Flat Frame Calibrated

Total Exposure Time: 2 hours 40 mins

Processing:

Maxim DL 5.23, Photoshop CS6

Notes:

The Eagle Nebula was very special to me since this was one of the first objects I ever shot with a DSLR when I first got my telescope. The pillars of gas are known as the Pillars of Creation.

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