Digitized Sky Survey Image of the Eagle Nebula

This image is a colour composite of the Eagle Nebula (M 16) made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The field of view is approximatelly 3.8 x 3.3 degrees.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin.

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About the Image

Id:eso0926b
Type:Observation
Release date:27 July 2010, 10:55
Related releases:eso0926
Size:13749 x 11772 px

About the Object

Name:Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS 2), Eagle Nebula, M 16, Messier 16
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
• X - Nebulae
• X - Stars
Distance:7000 light years
Constellation:Serpens Cauda

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 18 48.00
Position (Dec):-13° 48' 25.07"
Field of view:230.73 x 197.55 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 5.7° left of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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