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Contains:  M 16, Eagle nebula, NGC 6611
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M16 - The Eagle Nebula, 


            Kurt Zeppetello
M16 - The Eagle Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 1980x1284

Dates:July 12, 2016

Frames:Astronomik CLS 2": 30x120" ISO800

Integration: 1.0 hours

Darks: ~5

Bias: ~5

Avg. Moon age: 7.80 days

Avg. Moon phase: 54.47%

Temperature: 31.00 job: 1163717

RA center: 274.716 degrees

DEC center: -13.829 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.482 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.797 degrees

Field radius: 0.486 degrees

Locations: Happy Frog Observatory, Monroe, Connecticut, United States


The Eagle Nebula (a.k.a. the Star Queen Nebula) is part of a diffuse emission nebula approximately 7,000 LY from Earth. The star cluster associated with the nebula contains approximately 8,100 stars. Also of note, the central portion of the nebula is know as the "Pillars of Creation' as it's region of star formation. Images from the Hubble Space Telescope of this region greatly enhanced the scientific understanding of the processes inside the nebula.

Images of the 'Pillars of Creation' are much better viewed from the Hubble gallery as my little ED80 has its limitations.

The represents the 29th Messier Objects with an ED80 checked off the list, just 81 more to go...



Kurt Zeppetello
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  • M16 - The Eagle Nebula, 


            Kurt Zeppetello
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    M16 - The Eagle Nebula, 


            Kurt Zeppetello

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M16 - The Eagle Nebula, 


            Kurt Zeppetello