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Eagle Nebula

Eagle Nebula

This is an image of the Eagle Nebula I captured last Wednesday at the RASC observatory in Victoria. This image consists of eight 20 minute frames captured with a QSI583c using a 3nm wide Hydrogen Alpha filter. A Televue 127is guided on a paramount ME was used for the capture.

This is my first test of a new filter we have at the observatory. It takes a narrow slice of the visual spectrum/the rainbow that runs between ~420 and 700nm, gathering light only between 652nm and 654nm. As a result the light pollution of Victoria had little influence on the final result, although a longer integration total might have been useful using this method. If you look to the centre of the image the "Pillars of Creation" (google Hubble + that name) are visible.