M16 Eagle Nebula
The Eagle Nebula is an H II region famous for active star-forming gas and dust in it's center often called the "Pillars of Creation". The nebula is 7000 light-years from Earth and the pillars are about 10 light-years long. North is at the top-left.

Scope/Mount: AstroTech AT8RC 8" F8 Ritchey-Chretien with ATFF2 Field Flattener, Celestron CI-700 Mount

Camera: Orion StarShoot Pro V2 one-shot color
Guiding: QHY5L-IIM through Orion Deluxe OAG, PHD guiding software
Exposure: (18) 10 min
Software: Nebulosity, PhotoShop CS2
Comment: 07-02-16, Tierra del Sol, CA. Average seeing.