Pillars of Creation region in M16

Photographer
Peter Nerbun
Email
macscreen30@yahoo.com
Location of photo
Perry Hall, Maryland USA
Date/Time of photo
Sept 16 2015 at 0136 UT
Equipment
C11 SCT, F/6.3 Reducer, Losmandy G11 mount, Gemini 2 System, ATIK 460EX main imaging camera, Astrodon H-alpha and O-III 3nm narrowband filters, Orion ShortTube 80 guide scope. ASI120MC guide camera. Orion Nautilus Motorized Filter Wheel
Description
This image shows the Pillars of Creation and surrounding region in M16; the total integration time was 2 hours comprising 5 minute and 10 minute captures using 3nm H-alpha and O-III narrowband filters. Please note the green-blue gas cloud structure in the upper left section of the image; the two main pillars are located near the center of the image.
Website
http://www.howardastro.org/halgal/main.php?g2_itemId=6801
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