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    I was just wondering what equipment is required to view the pillars of creation? I have a 12" dob, and an OIII filter is the only filter right now.
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    eagle nebula is around mag 6.
    your 12" dob should do it easy.
    however,right now it is very low to the
    horizon when it gets dark,and drops away around 11pm (uk time),
    at my 56.5*.
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    LOL...."Hubble"!

    With long exposure photography, you should be able to see the detail in it, fairly well, with a 1-2 min exposure (probably 2 min) with a DSLR...But, with a Dob, that's not possible.

    Now, with your scope, you "should" be able to catch it fairly well...I would assume! I haven't really spent much time with M16, as it's sometimes hard to catch where I live, and also tough due to the huge amount of trees surrounding my house. But, when I tried it with my 6SE, it wasn't that spectacular to see. Then again, at the time, I didn't have my OIII filter, yet, and my scope doesn't have quite the light gathering ability as your scope does......So, I'm gonna try it again (with my filter), and see if it makes any difference??? Who knows???

    But, I say, try it, and see what you get! You certainly have an awesome scope, and it should do the trick!
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    Are the Pillars of Creation visible through an amateur telescope? That is a question I have asked before, and never got a satisfactory answer.

    I speculate that they are right on the edge, or just beyond seeable...........even from Utah.
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    hmm.good point pierre,missed that bit somehow,
    i just concentrated on m16 itself.i have no answer
    concerning the p.o.c.
    my bad.
    clear skies,

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    I think they are. I'm pretty sure I've seen a picture posted here by one of the members. Obviously not in Hubble detail, but recognizable. I don't recall any details though. Probably a big scope, long exposure and fancy filters.

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    Well, i just got back from observing, so i answered my own question

    In my 12" with the OIII filter in, i can see the pillars, but not in great detail at all, its more like a faint outline visible with averted vision. it was neat but nothing to gawk at.

    I have however seen the pillars in a 32" dob at the nebraska star party, and that was simply amazing! With that thing the pillars looked like a photograph, but alas i dont have a 32" scope...

    I'll post a report in the morning of the other things i saw tonight, thanks for the responses all.
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    You mean this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dasangrypanda View Post
    Well, i just got back from observing, so i answered my own question

    In my 12" with the OIII filter in, i can see the pillars, but not in great detail at all, its more like a faint outline visible with averted vision. it was neat but nothing to gawk at.

    I have however seen the pillars in a 32" dob at the nebraska star party, and that was simply amazing! With that thing the pillars looked like a photograph, but alas i dont have a 32" scope...

    I'll post a report in the morning of the other things i saw tonight, thanks for the responses all.


    WOW, a 32" DOB! That is so cool!!!
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    You mean this one?
    That looks like the one.

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