At cloudy winter nights we offten recall good memories of great momentswe spent under the sky. Among others, there were some noteworthy moments in Namibia in 2018 when I took the photo below. At first, I wasn’t happy with it, but time has beautified it. The Eagle Nebula, also known as Messier 16, is seen in constellation Serpens Cauda. Emission nebulae of its own, perhaps one of the most famous, as well as being a popular subject for photography, it also features the Columns of Creation, of which Jeff Hester and Paul Scowen took an epic, stunning photo taken with the Huble Space Telescope. These photos made both the Hubble Space Telescope and the Columns of Creation popular with the Eagle Nebula.
 
Spitzer Space Telescope measurements previously assumed that the columns of Creation were already blown away by a super-nova explosion (not yet visible due to long distances), but this theory was rejected by recent Hubble surveys in 2014 and a further minimum of 100,000 years for these beautiful natural phenomena.
 
The columns of Creation can also be found in my photo in the middle region of the picture, in the brightest part of the nebulosity.

Scope: 200/800 SkyWatcher Newton
Mount: SkyWatcher NEQ6 pro upgraded
Guiding: Lacerta MGen autoguider
Camera: Canon EOS 600D
Expo: 27*5 min ISO800 RGB + 75*5 min ISO1600 UHC
Date: 2018.05.15
Location: Namíbia – Isabis

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