Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Serpens (Ser)  ·  Contains:  Eagle Nebula  ·  IC 4703  ·  M 16  ·  NGC 6611  ·  Star Queen
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M16 The Eagle Nebula
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M16 The Eagle Nebula

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M16 The Eagle Nebula, 



    
        

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M16 The Eagle Nebula

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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4927640

RA center: 18h18m53s.0

DEC center: -13°4922

Pixel scale: 0.620 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.428 degrees

Field radius: 0.290 degrees


Resolution: 2103x2628

Data source: Mix of multiple source

Description

In the centre of the image is the famous ‘Pillars of Creation'', where new stars are literally being born inside the dark clouds. The radiation from the nearby stars creates a strong ‘wind’, eroding away the lower-density gases. This energised the cloud and formed its unique pillar shape.

A great in-depth exploration of the Pillars of Creation by Dr Frank Summers: https://youtu.be/JqZ2xtsJRGc

(This image used a mix of data remotely collected from observatories in Chile. The total integration time is around 2hr16min, half of which is from my remote observation yesterday. The rest is acquired from the public archive on Telescope Live)

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M16 The Eagle Nebula, 



    
        

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