Today, I have uploaded a very special image (at least for me). It is a new image of the Eagle Nebula (M16). This image has been the result of a wide cross-institutional collaboration. The “Luminance” was taken in Halpha with the Liverpool Telescope (2 meters), as well as the “Luminance” of the stars (taken with a Red filter). The “color” images, taken in Ha, OIII and SII and combined to match the natural color of the nebula and RGB for the stars were taken with the CDK 20″ located at the SSO, Australia. This project was initiated last Spring 2017 by 54 students (6th Grade, 11 years old) of an innovative school in Catalonia (Mataró). These students, led by their teacher, Aleix Roig, searched, chose and planned the images that were provided by the Liverpool Telescope in the context of the PETeR Project (IAC, Canary Islands, Spain). Then, I took my previously images and blended them in with the images from the Liverpool and processed them together from scratch.
The image shows a closer look at M16, with the impressive Pillars of Creation as main view. You can see it at: