Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Serpens (Ser)  ·  Contains:  Eagle nebula  ·  M 16  ·  NGC 6611
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Messier 16 and the Eagle/Star Queen Nebula (Hubble Palette crop), 



    
        

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Messier 16 and the Eagle/Star Queen Nebula (Hubble Palette crop)
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Messier 16 and the Eagle/Star Queen Nebula (Hubble Palette crop)

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 SII -7nm 36mm  ·  ZWO H-alpha 36mm

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


Dates:April 16, 2019May 12, 2019May 14, 2019June 2, 2019June 8, 2019June 9, 2019

Frames:
ZWO OIII -7nm 36mm: 70x600"
ZWO SII -7nm 36mm: 75x600"
ZWO H-alpha 36mm: 28x300"
ZWO H-alpha 36mm: 22x600"

Integration: 30.2 hours

Darks: ~41

Flats: ~25

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 11.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 48.90%


Astrometry.net job: 2736965

RA center: 18h 18' 31"

DEC center: -13° 54' 21"

Pixel scale: 1.030 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 79.366 degrees

Field radius: 0.940 degrees


Resolution: 5107x4136

Locations: Observatorio Cerro Pochoco, Asociación Chilena de Astronomía y Astronáutica, Lo Barnechea, Santiago, Chile

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, SII and OIII filters, assigned using the Hubble (SHO) Palette, which allows to notice variations in the intensity of color in the image, which correspond to different concentrations of those elements.

For the widefield version, please click the following image.

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Messier 16 and the Eagle/Star Queen Nebula (Hubble Palette crop), 



    
        

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