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EAGLE NEBULA (M16)

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Its been a long road to get to this point. I have finally achieved a decent astrophoto to share with you. The Eagle nebula is one of my favorite objects probably because of the Hubble Space Telescope shots. It is exciting to me that the defining structures so clearly displayed in the Hubble shots can be made out in this picture. Hopefully there will be more to come with longer exposure times and some composite shots.

EAGLE NEBULA (M16)

IMAGER - Nikon F2
OPTICS - AP130EDT @ f8
MOUNT - MI-250
FILTER - Lumicon Deep Sky
FILM - Hypered PJ400
EXPOSURE - 1 Hour
DATE - 9/5/1999
PROCESSING - Set dark point and balanced colors using Photoshop