The Path to the Pillars of Creation

The Path to the Pillars of Creation
© 2022 Thomas Fuchs

Famously photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope, here's my first look at the Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula (Messier 16).

Total exposure time: 16h 5m
Shot from my driveway near Tucson, AZ in April & May 2022

Telescope: William Optics RedCat 51 (250mm focal length ƒ/4.9)
Camera: ZWO ASI294MM Pro
Filters: ZWO 7nm narrowband filters in Sulphur-II, Hydrogen alpha and Oxygen-III, ZWO RGB filters
Mount: iOptron CEM26

Edited in PixInsight and Photoshop.

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