eagle nebula wide shot with barn door tracker
Constellation: Serpens
Magnitude: 7

Messier 16, the Eagle nebula in Sagittarius is home to the fabled ‘Pillars of Creation’ made famous by the Hubble space telescope image. They can just about be made out in this 36 minute stacked image.

Details: Nikon D7000Nikkor 180mm f2.8 at f2.8. 36 minutes (144 x 15 seconds) at iso 1600. Using didymium filter. Stacked with Deep Sky Stacker and tracked with barn door tracker.