Every day our eyes catch the light of our memories – time spent with family, the journey to work, a special holiday, a beautiful sunset or a dark starlit night. Each image captured is a picture drawn in light – a photograph: only to be lost in our minds or forever forgotten. Nearly two hundred years ago a small group of amateur scientists achieved what had eluded mankind for centuries – the ability to capture a permanent record of an image seen by their own eyes – a moment in time frozen onto a surface. They had discovered Photography. They were the ‘Catchers of the Light’.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

M16 the Eagle Nebula




This is an early version image of the M16 nebula,in Ha 5nm filter.

No crop , no noise reduction, just deconvolved and sharpen in ccdstack2 and then, contrast adjustement in photoshop.

Tonight , if i'm lucky i will continue with OIII ......

Instruments and exposure data:

W.O FLT110 with dedicated TMB field flattener
FeatherTouch 3'' focuser
Starizona MicroTouch autofocuser
W.O ZS80 ED
SBIG ST10XME CFW9
Meade DSI
Filters: Ha 5nm Astrodon
Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro

Ha:39*10min bin1x1

Astrobin Image of the Day 3 Jun 2014
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