The Eagle Nebula

Three-colour composite mosaic image of the Eagle Nebula (Messier 16, or NGC 6611), based on images obtained with the Wide-Field Imager camera on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at the La Silla Observatory. At the centre, the so-called “Pillars of Creation” can be seen. This wide-field image shows not only the central pillars, but also several others in the same star-forming region, as well as a huge number of stars in front of, in, or behind the Eagle Nebula. The cluster of bright stars to the upper right is NGC 6611, home to the massive and hot stars that illuminate the pillars. The “Spire” — another large pillar — is in the middle left of the image.

This image is a composite of 3 filters in the visible range: B (blue), V (green) and R (red).

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Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0926a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:16 juli 2009
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0926
Grootte:8084 x 8084 px

Over het object

Naam:M 16, Messier 16, NGC 6611
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Milky Way : Nebula
Afstand:7000 lichtjaren
Constellation:Serpens Cauda
Categorie:Nebulae

Mounted Image

Image Formats

Grote JPEG
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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 18 48.01
Position (Dec):-13° 49' 11.83"
Field of view:32.08 x 32.08 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.0° left of vertical

Kleuren & filters

BandGolflengteTelescoop
Optisch
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisch
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisch
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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