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H-alpha view of center.

OBJECT

M16 - Eagle Nebula ("Pillars of Creation") - (images are reduced-size | click images for full-size*)

Distance:  7,000 light years

Telescope Takahashi TOA-130F @ f/7.7
Mount Takahashi EM200 Temma II
Camera QSI 540wsg @ -10C
Filters Astrodon Ha (3nm), Astrodon Tru-Balance I-Series LRGB Gen 2
Guider SX Lodestar
Settings 15x10min Ha, 4x10min L (bin1x1); 5x5min ea RGB (bin2x2); AstroArt5, CS4 (slightly cropped, 10xdarks/flats/fdarks/bias)
Date/Location

Notes
27 August, 3 September 2017 - Las Cruces, NM

Data collected over two nights. This image is LHaRGB, where Ha was used in combination with Luminance and Ha:R (80:20) was used for the Red channel. *Final/full-size images are zoomed to 150% to show detail.

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