M16 – Eagle Nebula

M16 - Eagle Nebula

23 5-minute exposures stacked using DeepSkyStacker & Photoshop. A mix of ISO400 and ISO800 frames were used.

No dark frames were used during processing – this time I switched on dithering in BYE, which tells PHD to move the mount slightly with each exposure. If you look towards the centre of the image you can see the Pillars of Creation.

I’m not super happy with the focus on this one – I could have done better. Oh well, I’ll just have to try again later!

  • Date: 02/07/2014
  • Location: Adelaide, South Australia
  • Camera: Canon 450d, modded with IR filter removed
  • GSO Coma Corrector
  • Mount: HEQ5PRO
  • Scope: GSO 8″ f/5 Newtonian
  • Autoguider: Orion Starshoot AG