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M16 - NGC 6611 - The Eagle Nebula and Open Cluster


Messier 16 (M16) is an Open Cluster of stars and emission nebula in the constellation Serpens, but is also located close to the constellation Scutum. It is believed to contain approximately 8,100 stars and is part of a diffuse emission nebula. The nebula is known as the Eagle Nebula and is an active star forming region. An area of this nebula was made famous by a Hubble Image known as the Pillars of Creation. M16 is located about 7,000 light years from earth. Its star region is approximately 15 light years across. The nebula region is several times larger at 70x55 light years. The open cluster was discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. The nebula was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764.

Location Data
Constellation: Serpens[9]
Right ascension: 18h 18.8m
Declination: Declination: -13° 47′
Distance:  7,000 ly
Size:  15 ly

Observation Data
Apparent magnitude: 6.0
Apparent size: 7.0' arcmins

M16 Location - Image From Stellarium

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M16-M17  by Paul BorchardtM16-M17 Region 
Camera: CANON EOS REBEL T5i, 100mm f/2.8. 
Sep. 2018
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M16 / M17 - Widefield by Arun HegdeM16 / M17 - Widefield
5D Mark IV, 400mm f/5.6L @ f/6.3. 41 lights and 8 darks of 100 sec ea. @ ISO1600. Process: DSS, DWB, RNC Color Stretch, & PS.
Jul. 2018
Photo by: Arun Hegde

M16 by Gabe ShaunghnessyM16
Scope: TMB130SS @ f/5.6, Camera: QSI690-wsg8, RGB: 31x5min, 2.6 hrs tot exp. Software: Sequence Genrator Pro, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight.
Jun. 2018
Photo by: Gabe Shaughnessy

M16 - Eagle Nebula by Chad AndristM16- Eagle Nebula
Camera: ASI1600MMC, Scope: TPO8RC, 1625mm FL, f/8. 2.8 hours integration: Ha 11x300s, OIII 11x300s, SII 11x300s. Pre/post processing done in Pixinsight.
August 2017
Photo: Chad Andrist

M16 by Tom MaxwellM16 - The Eagle Nebula
Scope: Explore Scientific 127MM Triplet. Camera: ZWO ASI1600 Cooled OSC. 60 exp, 60 sec each. Processed in Deep Sky Stacker and PS.
July 2017
Photo: Tom Maxwell

M16, Eagle Nebula  by Jeff KraenkeM16 - Eagle Nebula
G-Scope, STT-8300 camera, L - 5@1 min, RGB- 5@ 3mins.
June 2016
Photo: Jeff Kraehnke

M16 - Eagle NebulaM16 - Eagle Nebula
TOA-130F, f/5.3, STF-8300M. 5nm NB Filters, Total exp: 7.5 hrs (2hr Ha, 2hr SII, and 3.5hr OIII),
June 2014.
Photo by: Dennis Roscoe

M16 in RGBM16
Z-Scope, RGB image. Combined with Nebulosity.
Jun. 2014
Photo by: Scott Jamieson

M16 in HaM16
Z-Scope, Ha filter.
Combined in Nebulosity.
Jun. 2014
Photo by: Scott Jamieson