This image shows the region around M16, Eagle Nebula in Serpens in color.
This image was acquired using an SBIG STL11000M CCD camera mounted on a Tele Vue NP127is.
This image is a color composite, using a stack of 17 eight-minute exposures through an Hα filter for the luminance
channel, and stacks of 12 or 13 eight-minute exposures through red, green and blue filters for the color channels.
This data for this image was acquired during July and August of 2008.
The image was processed by my good friend and mentor, Neil McMickle.
This image has been cropped and resampled down from its original size of 4008x2672.
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