The Eagle Nebula is the home of one of the best known of all astro images, the “Pillars of Creation” from the Hubble Space Telescope. The HST image is at much higher magnification than this and uses a color palette that shows the structure more clearly (although it is not color accurate). But you can make out at least 2 of the pillars near the bright center.
Located in the constellation Serpens, M16 is about 7,000 light years from Earth. The image was captured at ITS in September of 2012 using a hydrogen-
Scope: AT111EDT at f/5.6
Mount: AP Mach1
Camera: QSI 583wsg at –
Exposure: H-a/OIII/SII, 6 hrs total