The Eagle Nebula

Emission nebula in Serpens Cauda
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Optics 8" LX200 Classic @ f/6.3, guided with an Celestron 80ED @ f/7.5
Mount LX200
Camera Starlight Xpress SXV-H9
Filter Astronomik RGBIIc filters and 13nm Ha filter, IDAS filter for RGB frames
Exposure L - 180 min x 10 min Ha, RGB - 60 min. ea. x 300 sec.
Processing Acquired in AstroArt3,DDP. , final work in Photoshop7
Date 07.01.06-07.02.06
Location Elk Grove, CA
Notes Seeing and transparency average to poor.  Odd star shapes lead me to believe that I have a camera alignment issue or collimation problem.