Eagle Nebula: This is the central part of one of the best investigated nebulae in the sky, because it is a prototype star generating object. Especially the details in the middle of this image are 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.



Object Eagle Nebula
Category Nebulae
Designation M 016
Constellation Serpens
Optics TMB 130 f/6 with Field Flattener
Mount Astro-Physics 900 GTO
Camera SBIG STL 11000M with internal CFW 5
Exposure 3 x 10min each (1x1 bin) Astrodon True Balance RGB filterset. Maxim DL for image acquisition
Calibration Dark Frame
Guiding Selfguiding
Processing Maxim DL5, Photoshop. Color Code L(H-alpha)RGB
Location-Date Somerset West, South Africa - 4 May 2009
Remark The RGB image was merged with an earlier 90m H-alpha exposure
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