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M16

I imaged the Messier 16 and Messier 17 objects, the Eagle and the Swan Nebulae. My specific target was the Pillars of Creation region in the M16, a region best known due to the Hubble space telescope.

I set up my instruments – Canon 1100D mod @ 150/750 Newtonian with corrector on HEQ5, unguided – at Gyerőfidongó (Dângău Mare, CJ) on a field with decent sky. I took 30×60 sec of each object, ISO 1600 of M16 and ISO 3200 of M17.

M16 raw

M16 raw

M16 final image

M16 final image

Pillars of Creation at 200mm from Namibia

Pillars of Creation at 200mm from Namibia

M16, cropped to the pillars

M16, cropped to the pillars

M17 raw

M17 raw

M17 final image

M17 final image

 

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