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Eagle Nebula: This is one of the best investigated nebula area in the sky, because it is a prototype star generating region. Especially the central part is very well known as the "Pillars of Creation". The Hubble Space Telescope image of this part is one of the most widely published and known Hubble pictures.
Another image of the central region you will find here.

The image was taken at the observatory of IAS at Hakos Farm in Namibia.



Object Eagle Nebula
Category IAS Hakos, Namibia
Designation M 016
Constellation Serpens
Optics Keller 20 inch Cassegrain f/3 in corrected primary focus
Mount Liebscher GEM
Camera SBIG STL-11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 10min Baader H-alpha filter, 3 x 5min each RGB, Baader filterset.Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark and Flatframe
Guiding StarlightXpress Lodestar on Schneider OAG, Maxim DL as Guiding Software
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop,PixInsight. Colour Code L/H-alpha,R/H-alpha,GB
Location-Date IAS-Hakos, Namibia - 22 Apr 2012
 
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