M 16  -  Eagle Nebula

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Object data of M16

Object type: Open cluster + emission nebula
Size: 35'
Magnitude: 6.0 mag
Constellation: Ser
Distance: 7,000 Ly
Notes: The Eagle Nebula (Messier 16) is a conspicuous region of active star formation, situated in Serpens Cauda. The starforming nebula, a giant cloud of interstellar gas and dust, has already created a considerable cluster of young stars. The cluster is also referred to as NGC 6611, the nebula as IC 4703.

Exposure data

Date: 2017-07
Location: ATHOS Centro Astronomico / La Palma (900m)
Telescope: Baader APO 95/560 CaF2 Travel Companion + Baader Field Flattener M68
Camera: Nikon D810A (ISO800)
Mount: 10micron GM1000 HPS
Exposure time: 18x6min
Exposure time total: 1h 48min
Notes: Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Markus Blauensteiner, Michael Hanl)

Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis