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M16 The Eagle Nebula - Pillars of Creation, 



    
        

            Andreas Eleftheriou
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M16 The Eagle Nebula - Pillars of Creation

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED Super APO Triplet Esprit 150ED Super APO Triplet  ·  AstroTech AT10RC truss

Imaging cameras: QSI 690WSG-8

Mounts: Software Bisque MYT

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 290MM Mini

Focal reducers: Astro Physics CDDT67 Astro Physics CCD tele compressor CCDT67 - 0.67x Reducer

Software: Topaz Denoise AI  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool  ·  Software Bisque The Sky X Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  DeepSkyStacker Deep Sky Stacker (DSS)

Filters: AstroDon 5nm Sii filter  ·  AstroDon 5nm H-Alpha filter  ·  AstroDon 5nm Oiii filter

Accessory: Moonlite Nitecrawler 2.5


Dates:May 28, 2019June 6, 2019June 7, 2019June 12, 2020

Frames:
AstroDon 5nm Oiii filter: 30x300" bin 1x1
AstroDon 5nm Sii filter: 30x300" bin 1x1
AstroDon 5nm H-Alpha filter: 110x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 14.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 13.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 30.69%


Astrometry.net job: 3631391

RA center: 18h 18' 52"

DEC center: -13° 49' 43"

Pixel scale: 0.520 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -2.605 degrees

Field radius: 0.217 degrees


Resolution: 2644x1438

Locations: my balcony, Limassol, Cyprus

Data source: Backyard

Description

After collecting several suggestions and comments from members of this community, the image was reprocessed. This is a cropped and re-framed image of the image submitted for constructive critique in the Astrobin Forum.

The Eagle Nebula, SHO image was taken by the 10"RC during 2019. New Ha data was acquired in June2020 by my Esprit150 and used as Lum channel to enhance resolution and small scale structures.

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Description: The Pillars!

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Description: Ha Data before TopazLabs Denoise AI

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Description: Ha Data after TopazLabs Denoise AI. The stars were masked before the application of the Lum channel to the RGB image

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Description: I used the synthetic Lum by combining the latest datasets of Ha and O3, fixing the slightly elongated stars.

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