M16, the Eagle nebula

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    The Eagle nebula is a star-forming region in the constellation Serpens, about 6500 light years away. The famous "pillars of creation" (immortalized by the Hubble 'scope) can be seen in the middle of the nebula.

    This one suffers from a) too little exposure time, and b) a very low angle (under 25 degrees) due to my latitude. It's therefore a tad oversaturated and overprocessed for noise reduction, so I'm not thrilled with it.

    TMB130SS and QSI 583wsg
    HaRGB (minutes) 120:50:35:45
    cropped to 100% on the center
    June 2-3 2011
    downtown Toronto, ON, Canada

    BudgetAstro, Wherever I Roam, and 23 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. BudgetAstro 45 months ago | reply

      Well I'd be thrilled with it Adam. Nice one! :)

    2. Wherever I Roam 45 months ago | reply

      cool! It really does look 3d!

    3. Astrocatou 45 months ago | reply

      The RGB part...from Toronto,is amazing !

    4. Erik N Larsen 45 months ago | reply

      Came out great from your location , very well done Adam.

    5. Lester91 45 months ago | reply

      Very nice image, thanks for the view.

    6. R. Piet [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

      10 of 10 stars for this work, great cinema

    7. Astro Gabe 45 months ago | reply

      Very well done, especially considering the altitude this guy gets to!

    8. write_adam 45 months ago | reply

      Thanks everyone!

      Looking at it now on my monitor at work, this is oversaturated. I'll have another crack at processing it soon. Thanks again!

    9. Astrocatou 45 months ago | reply

      That's the Ha ....
      How did you assign the colors ?

    10. Brightway Photography 45 months ago | reply

      Very good work again. Fantasic new images! Congratulation Adam!

    11. Carlcsr 45 months ago | reply

      wow! im overwhelmed

    12. write_adam 45 months ago | reply

      Thanks all! Sorry for the slow reply to comments, I'm catching up.

      Dave: for HaRGB I usually blend Ha:R as 80%:20%, and add another 20% Ha to B (to mimic H-beta). Then I create a false Luminance from the plain RGB and blend Ha in as L:Ha 70%:30%. That usually keeps the pink (salmon) hues at bay, though it always seems a little different depending on the monitor calibration.

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