I have been processing more images from this last week. This one is another classic nebula, the Eagle. The nebula, also known as M16 or NGC 6611 can be found in thick regions of of our galactic core towards the constellation of Serpens.
The eponymous eagle can be seen near the center of the brightest region, a structure of darker material likely held together by the gravity of objects inside it. In this case those objects would be forming stars, or protostars, the result of the dust and gas being drawn together under the influence of gravity.
I have a full set of color filters, once I have had fun re-doing many of these classic nebulae in hydrogen alpha I will probably begin doing full color versions. Color takes a lot more exposure time and much more processing. There are techniques to add H-alpha data to an RGB image to get more definition in the nebula structure, something I have not done and should probably figure out.
I am preparing to release a design under the Open Source Hardware Association definition. By releasing a design this way you allow the electronic maker community to freely share and use the design. When following the community rules for open hardware, you can mark your equipment with the open source hardware logo. The logo itself is released under a Creative Commons licence (CC-SA) and is likewise free to copy and use, if you follow the rules.
While the OSHWA website links the logo in KiCAD and several other formats, it does not provide the logo in Eagle format. Off to the web to find an Eagle library with the logo… Hmmm… Found one, but it has issues.
There are a couple versions out there on the web. The one most commonly found to was created by NBitWonder. This has a couple issues… While it is very faithful to the official logo it is built from thousands of apertures. Running the CAM processor on it chokes, and chokes hard. While the PCB may take a couple seconds to process the CAM without it, place this logo on the PCB and be prepared to take several minutes to process the CAM. With the NBitWonder version the file sizes grow significantly as you would expect. My GenPIC PCB overlay Gerber file grows from 16kb to over 250kb to accommodate the logo.