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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ESO

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Auðkenni:eso0926a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:16. júlí 2009
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0926
Stærð:8084 x 8084 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:M 16, Messier 16, NGC 6611
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Milky Way : Nebula
Fjarlægð:7000 ljósár
Constellation:Serpens Cauda
Flokkur:Nebulae

Mounted Image

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Position (RA):18 18 48.01
Position (Dec):-13° 49' 11.83"
Field of view:32.08 x 32.08 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 0.0° vinstri frá lóðréttu

Litir og síur

TíðnisviðBylgjulengdSjónauki
Sýnilegt
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Sýnilegt
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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