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The Eagle Nebula by Dan Meek

The Eagle Nebula by Dan MeekThe Eagle Nebula, also known as M16, became a modern celestial celebrity in 1995 when a Hubble Space Telescope image of it was publicly released under the title, “Pillars of Creation.” It was the first picture from Hubble to fully reveal the stunning capabilities of the space telescope. Here we see the great cosmic cloud as captured by Dan Meek with his Tele Vue TV-NP127is refractor telescope with a 2× Powermate Barlow lens, shooting through a QSI 583WSG CCD camera at Chain Lakes Provincial Park in Alberta on June 7. The total exposure was 165 minutes.

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