Eagle Nebula with Canon 60Da

The is a recent image off my Canon 60Da taken fron the St. Croix Observatory. Move your mouse over the image to see a higher res image of the central pillars.
Object M16 (Eagle Nebula) RA 18:18.8 Dec -13:47
Exposure 48 minutes (16 X 3 minutes)
ISO 1600
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics Prime focus of a 200mm SkyWatcher f/5 Newtonian reflector with a Televu Paracor for a total focal length of 1150 mm

St. Croix, Nova Scotia

Processing This image was processed mostly in Images Plus 5. Calibration, stacking, DDP and initial microcurves in Images Plus . Masked noise reduction, sharpening and contrast enhancement applied in Images plus 5. Image binned and cropped then a star reduction applied, some local sharpening applied around the pillars. Final noise reduction done in Noise Ninga.