of Creation detail in M16
Pillars of Creation are an area of active star-forming gas
and dust in the center of the M16 Eagle Nebula. The
nebula is 7000 light-years from Earth and the
pillars are about 10 light-years long. North is at the top-left.
AstroTech AT8RC 8" F8 Ritchey-Chretien with ATFF2 Field Flattener,
Celestron CI-700 Mount
Orion StarShoot Pro V2 one-shot color
QHY5L-IIM through Orion Deluxe OAG, PHD guiding software
(18) 10 min
Nebulosity, PhotoShop CS2
07-02-16, Tierra del Sol, CA. Average seeing. Cropped by X2.5, additional processing.