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The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle/Star Queen Nebula (HOO Palette), 



    
        

            Diego Cartes
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The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle/Star Queen Nebula (HOO Palette)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Televue TV-76

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled Pro

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI Pro I Monochrome

Focal reducers: Televue 0.8x focal reducer / field flattener

Software: PixInsight 1.8 Pisinsight 1.8

Filters: ZWO OIII -7nm 36mm  ·  ZWO H-alpha 36mm

Accessory: ZWO 7x 36mm Filter Wheel (EFW)  ·  Intel NUC  ·  Arduino ASCOM Focuser Pro2  ·  QHYCCD Polemaster


Dates:May 11, 2019May 14, 2019

Frames:
ZWO OIII -7nm 36mm: 30x600"
ZWO H-alpha 36mm: 63x300"

Integration: 10.2 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 8.43 days

Avg. Moon phase: 60.39%


Astrometry.net job: 2706153

RA center: 18h 18' 42"

DEC center: -13° 50' 18"

Pixel scale: 1.030 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -82.021 degrees

Field radius: 1.004 degrees


Resolution: 5866x3850

Data source: Backyard

Description

"Pillars of Creation" is a photograph taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of elephant trunks of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, specifically the Serpens constellation, some 6,500–7,000 light years from Earth. They are so named because the gas and dust are in the process of creating new stars, while also being eroded by the light from nearby stars that have recently formed.(Wikipedia)

This narrowband image was made from data captured using the HA and OIII filters, which allowed me to get good contrast and detail in the structure of the nebula, precisely in the star forming regions.

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