Eagle's Head/Gum Nebula

Taken at WSP 2009 under very windy (and cloudy) conditions. This image was a collaboration between Steve Davis and Frank Barrett. Thanks to Steve for the choice of target, the use of his excellent scope and assistance during acquisition.

Note: This image won 2nd place at the WSP 2009 Astrophotography contest for the category "Wide Field"

Location:West Summerland Key, FL
Optics:Megrez 80 at 560mm f/7
Exposure:6 x 15 min
Camera:SBIG STL-11000M
Mount:Losmandy G11