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The Pillars of Creation in M16 in Hubble palette (SHO), 



    
        

            Ariel Cappelletti
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The Pillars of Creation in M16 in Hubble palette (SHO)

The Pillars of Creation in M16 in Hubble palette (SHO), 



    
        

            Ariel Cappelletti
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The Pillars of Creation in M16 in Hubble palette (SHO)

Acquisition details

Dates:
Aug. 12, 2020 ·  Aug. 13, 2020
Frames:
Optolong H-alpha 7nm 2": 85×180(4h 15′) (gain: 139.00) -25°C bin 1×1
Optolong Oiii-CCD 6.5 nm 2": 80×180(4h) (gain: 139.00) -25°C bin 1×1
Optolong SII-CCD 6.5nm 2": 80×180(4h) (gain: 139.00) -25°C bin 1×1
Integration:
12h 15′
Darks:
100
Flats:
100
Avg. Moon age:
23.33 days
Avg. Moon phase:
37.58%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
9.00

RA center: 18h19m03s.717

DEC center: -13°4824.95

Pixel scale: 0.723 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -46.389 degrees

Field radius: 0.184 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 1460x1108

File size: 589.1 KB

Locations: Casa, Córdoba Capital, Córdoba, Argentina

Data source: Backyard

Description

Hi everyone, after my last rendition of the entire frame of M16, I've tried to focus more on the pillars and to bring more details and contrast to it.

M16 has a huge dynamic range, so it's very difficult to achieve good balance for every part of the nebula, so I thought that cropping the image and reprocessing it would be easier that the entire frame (I was very wrong).

At least for me this was a very hard image to achieve, and I hope you enjoy it

Clear skies!

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Description: Colors a little bit desaturated

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The Pillars of Creation in M16 in Hubble palette (SHO), 



    
        

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