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


            Trevor Jones
Pillars of Creation (Eagle Nebula)
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Pillars of Creation (Eagle Nebula)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Esprit 150 ED Super APO

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress Trius PRO-694 Mono  ·  Canon eos ra

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Pro

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

Focal reducers: Sky-Watcher Field Flattener Esprit 150

Software: Astro Photography Tool APT  ·  photoshop cc

Filters: Astronomik 6nm SII  ·  Astronomik 6nm OIII  ·  Astronomik 6nm Ha  ·  Radian Telescopes 2" Triad Ultra Quad-Band Narrowband filter

Accessory: Starlight Xpress filter-wheel 7x1,25"

Dates:May 27, 2020June 20, 2020

Radian Telescopes 2" Triad Ultra Quad-Band Narrowband filter: 12x300"
Astronomik 6nm Ha: 15x300" bin 1x1
Astronomik 6nm OIII: 14x300" bin 1x1
Astronomik 6nm SII: 12x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 4.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.70 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.57%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3623160

RA center: 18h 18' 58"

DEC center: -13° 50' 2"

Pixel scale: 1.637 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 46.200 degrees

Field radius: 0.398 degrees

Resolution: 1086x1370

Locations: My Backyard, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Data source: Backyard


This object is an absolute thrill to photograph, as I think we've all seen the famous Hubble version many times over the years.

This image includes images captured with a mono camera (this one) in Ha, OIII, and SII filters.

I applied the SHO version of the image as a 50% layer to my existing RGB (Canon EOS Ra) version. I feel like it brought colors "back to reality" a little bit, and added some more signal, of course.


Sky plot

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Pillars of Creation (Eagle Nebula), 


            Trevor Jones