The Eagle Wall

The Eagle Nebula in constellation Serpens Cauda!

Home to the famous "Pillars of Creation" image from Hubble that is one of the most impactful astronomical images in human history. The area is 7,000 light years away in the Sagittarius-Carina arm of our galaxy.

The Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, which is catalogued as IC 4703. This region of active current star formation is about 5700 light-years distant. A spire of gas that can be seen coming off the nebula in the northeastern part is approximately 9.5 light-years or about 90 trillion kilometers long.

Equipment :

Mount  - SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro

Telescope - Skywatcher Evostar 100ED

Camera - ZWO ASI294MC Pro

Guiding Scope  - SVBony SV106

Guiding Camera - ZWO ASI120mm Mini

Acquisition - ZWO ASI Air Plus

Narrowband Filter - Optolong Lextreme


Exposure  - 5 min subs with Lextreme

Integration - 6 hrs

Gain - 120

Bortle Scale - 7

Software  - Pixinsight, Photoshop