Eagle Nebula M 16
Backyard image in Gilbert, Arizona with a 10" Meade LX200 @ f6.3 and a SBIG ST8E CCD / CFW8 / AO-7. OAT was 80 F.
RRGB exposures were 1200 sec Red Luminance, 600 red, 600 green and 1200 blue @ 1x1 on 7/27/01.
Camera was operated at -20c with water cooling. Acquired and processed with Maxim CCD/DL and adjusted in Photoshop.
Guide star was SAO 161315 @ 7.91 magnitude.
To see the HST image click on Hubble M16