Rightyo, here we go...... This image is a week's worth of work in capture and processing. The object is 7000 light years away and is called M16 Eagle Nebula. It is a HUGE cloud of Hydrogen and other gasses and dust, which is prime real estate for star birth. You can even see a couple of dark, coalescing globules where a star is likely to be forming. The photograph is comprised of many 15-minute exposures, darks, flats and lots of stacking and subtraction, calibrating, colour balancing etc, to bring out as much detail as is possible.