The Eagle Nebula
The Eagle Nebula is a bright emission nebula about 7,000 light years from Earth. The structure in the center, dubbed the "Pillars of Creation", is a large region of star formation. This widefield image captures some of the extended nebulosity surrounding the bright portions of the nebula.
This image consists of 10 subframes of 10 minutes each taken with a Hap Griffin modified Canon 450D DSLR through a six inch Orion Ritchey Chretian scope coupled with a Meade f/6.3 focal reducer. All was mounted on a Celestron CGEM mount guided with PHD guiding using a 50mm finder/guider scope.