M17 The Eagle Nebula

Skywatcher EQ6 Mount and ED80 Refractor, Canon 450D (Modified), Autoguide with Orion 70mm Short Refractor and G3 camera and PHD(Push Here Dummy), Image capture and mount control with APT(Astrophotography Tool) linked to CDC and EQMOD.  Image stack, stretching,noise reduction and sharpening of stars of 5 x 10 minute frames(50 minutes exposure all up) in nebulosity and further colour enhancement, noise reduction and cropping in Photoshop.
Wide Field View (above)

Cropped View shows 'Pillars of Creation' (below).

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