Messier 16 The Eagle Nebula and Pillars of Creation

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Tom Bishton

Brisbane, Australia

Skywatcher ED120 Black Diamond Refractor
AZEQ6 Mount
ST80 Guidescope
Skywatcher Synguider
Canon EOS 550D camera

This photo of the Eagle nebula was the result of imaging session cut short by clouds. I was hoping for 2-3 hours of exposure but instead only got 1.5 hours. This is my first attempt at this nebula and this is the result. The photo consists of the following:

21 x 4 minute guided long lights
10 x 4 minute long darks
15 x flat frames
15 x bias frames

Anyway after a fair bit of processing I have ended up with the above, which I am quite happy with.