The Eagle Nebula (Ha + RGB)
Photographed by Scott Davis on September 6, 2015
From Eastman Lake and My Backyard (Clovis)
The Eagle Nebula, object number 16 on Messier's famous catalogue, is easily one of the most beautiful objects in the night sky. This grand nebula was made even more famous by the Hubble Space Telescope, which originally images the "Pillars of Creation" section in 1995. To celebrate Hubble's 25th anniversary, it actually revisited the photo in 2014, creating a beautiful high-resolution image of the "Pillars of Creation". This final image combines RGB data gathered from Eastman Lake Recreation Area in September with Hydrogen-Alpha data gathered from my backyard in June.
Imaging Camera:
Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Modified
Imaging Scope/Lens:
Explore Scientific 102 ED
Celestron CGEM, Hypertuned
Guide Scope/Camera:
Orion Starshoot Autoguider
Exposure Details:
41 x 150 seconds of RGB data captured on 9/6/15 from Eastman Lake. 55 x 300 seconds of Hydrogen-Alpha data captured on 6/21/15 and 6/22/15 from my backyard. Total integration time 6.3 hours.

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