The Eagle Nebula
Photographed by Scott Davis on June 8, 2013
From Courtright Reservoir, CA
The Eagle Nebula, catalogued as Messier 16 or NGC6611, is a beautiful emission nebula with a young open cluster located in the constellation Serpens. It resides approximately 7,000 light years from Earth. One of its most prominent features is three towers of gas known as the Pillars of Creation, made famous by the iconic image made by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Canon EOS 60D
Orion Astrograph 8" f/3.9 Newtonian
Celestron CGEM (Hypertuned)
Orion Shorttube 80mm w/ Starshoot Autoguider
Camera settings were ISO 1600 with 150-second exposures. A total of 36 lights, 10 darks, and 50 each of flats, dark flats, and bias frames were stacked to create this final image. Processed in Photoshop CS6 using Scott Rosen's DSLR LLRGB processing method.
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