Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Serpens (Ser)  ·  Contains:  Eagle Nebula  ·  IC 4703  ·  M 16  ·  NGC 6611  ·  Star Queen
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Zooming into The Pillars, 



    
        

            Ignacio Diaz Bobillo
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            Ignacio Diaz Bobillo
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Zooming into The Pillars

Acquisition details

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3785333

RA center: 18h19m02s.9

DEC center: -13°5034

Pixel scale: 0.618 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.066 degrees

Field radius: 0.201 degrees

Resolution: 1562x1749

File size: 1.6 MB

Locations: Home backyard, General Pacheco, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Data source: Backyard

Description

Last year I did an M16 image which I was very happy with, so I hesitate to revisit it again this year. However, I wanted to try my new QHY600 camera on this target, to see if improving the resolution was at all possible, given the smaller pixels. After doing a few H-alpha subs on a night of good seeing, I decided to go for it, and capture a full SHO data set. This is a preview of the core area (total of 16 hours). I still need to capture a bit more OIII data to complete the larger FOV version, hopefully in the coming nights. I am very excited about this result!

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Description: By popular demand, I reduced the star halos a little bit.

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Description: New post-processing, more gentle and natural, that includes the full Fairy, and avoids ringing artifacts in the small stars. Also, did not use the H-alpha channel in the Lum, for a more natural, softer look, which I really like more.

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