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Hello All,

Sharing with you my natural color image of the Eagle nebula.

This project is a WIP as I'm working on exposing narrowband to emulate the Hubble image of the Pillars of creation, but I assembled the 2 hours of 15, 30, 60, 120 and 180 second subs which I exposed through the UV/IR filter for the natural color stars to use in the narrowband image.

This has been exposed through a Celestron 8" SCT at F10 with my modded and cooled Canon 40D, tracked on a CGEM and guided with PHD2. The Hardware control and subs aquisition was carried out by APT 3.63.

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M16 RGB F10 20-21Jul2020 Frm Vert.jpg

M16 RGB F10 20-21Jul2020 Frm.jpg

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7 hours ago, maw lod qan said:

Excellent image! I have to ask. Is that what they call the pillars of creation close to the center?

Yes, that's the "pillars of creation".

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