Updated: 7.3.03

This image of M16, in Serpens, represents my yearly attempt at this beautiful object, otherwise known as the Eagle or Star Queen Nebula. The 'Pillars of Creation' are the main features, pointing to a nice star cluster. A trim pot on the camera was adjusted to remove the star bloating experienced on the last version (quite a difference!). This was taken at the Chiefland site under very steady skies!

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Image info:

12"LX200 on a Losmandy Titan Mount

Starlight Express

16x4 mins


Stacked and processed in Astroart

guided with a Mintron 12V1 on a piggybacked 80mm Stellarvue 78L f/9.6 refractor