The Eagle Nebula (M16, IC4703) and the Pillars of Creation.
I reprocessed my first attempt at the Eagle Nebula using Pixinsight.
The Eagle Nebula is a type of interstellar gas and dust cloud called an emission nebula, or HII region, and is a place where new stars are forming. Stars heat and ionise the nebula's hydrogen gas, lighting it from within.
Name: Eagle Nebula, M16, IC 4703
Description: Emission nebula
Age :The star cluster associated with the nebula is about 5.5 million years old.
Location : Found in the constellation Serpens
Distance from Earth: 6500 light-years
Size : The pillars are about 2-3 light-years long and the emission nebula spans about 20 light-years.
- Orion 8" f/3.9 Newtonian Reflector
- Celestron AVX
- Orion 80mm short tube refractor + Starshoot Autoguider
- Canon 70D, UHS-C filter, ISO 800, 70s.
- 110 Light, 50 Dark, 50 Bias, 30 Flat
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