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Eagle Nebula (M16)

Eagle Nebula (M16)

Date: August 15, 2012
Location: Pearson College, Metchosin, BC
Constellation: Serpens
Optics: Williams Optic 66 on Meade LXD55 mount
Camera: Canon EOS 20Da modified
Exposure: 30 light frames of 60 seconds, ISO 1600
Processing: Light frames calibrated with 15 x 60 sec dark frames in ImagesPlus. Light frames combined using MinMax Excluded.

The Eagle Nebula (M16) is an emission nebula with an open cluster. The famous "Pillars of Creation" is clearly visible in the heart of the nebula.