The Eagle Nebula & Pillars Of Creation


Terry Hancock

Fremont, Michigan

Location: DownUnderObservatory, Fremont, MI
Captured July 25,29, Aug 21 2016
Size: 4540×3630 pixels
Total integration Time 2.1 Hours
QHY16200A monochrome CCD cooled to -20C
QHYOAG-M Off Axis Guider
LUM 70 min, 7 x 10 min each 1×1
RGB 60 min, 4 x 5 min 2×2
H-Alpha 80 min, 8 x 10 min 2×2
Filters by Optolong
Astro-Tech AT12RC with AP 2.7″ Reducer @F6.2
Paramount GT-1100S German Equatorial Mount
Image Acquisition Maxim DL
Pre Processing Pixinsight
Post Processing Photoshop CS6

Captured from my backyard observatory in Michigan using the new QHY16200 Mono CCD. I have added H-Alpha data to the original LRGB image which reduces star size, gives more emphasis on the nebulous regions and a little more detail around the Pillars.

Total Integration time 3.5 hours.