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"The Pillars of Creation" in M16 Eagle Nebula

The Eagle Nebula or Messier 16 is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens. Its name derives from its shape that is thought to resemble an eagle. It is the subject of the famous "Pillars of Creation" photograph by the Hubble Space Telescope that shows pillars of star-forming gas and dust within the nebula.

Location / date

Mauna Keratea Obs (lum & Hα) & Mt. Parnon (RGB) June 2012

Telescope

GSO Richey Cretien 10" - AP CCDT67 Focul Reducer f 5,3

Mount

Celestron CGE Pro

Camera

QHY9 KAF 8300 mono CCD, Temp -25 C

Guidingδ ΤS 65 APO, QHY5, PHD Guiding

Filters / Exposures

L 18x300 sec bin 1x, Hα 25χ600 bin 1x , RGB 12x300sec bin 1x

Total Exposure Time

9 ~ hours

Software

Nebulosity 3, Maxim DL, Pixinshight, Photoshop CS5.

 

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