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

Om bildet

ID:eso0926a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:16. juli 2009
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0926
Størrelse:8084 x 8084 px

Om objektet

Navn:M 16, Messier 16, NGC 6611
Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Open
Milky Way : Nebula
Avstand:7000 lysår
Constellation:Serpens Cauda
Kategori:Nebulae

Mounted Image

Bildeformater

Stor JPEG
22,6 MB
Medium JPEG
355,6 KB

Zoombart


Skrivebordsbakgrunner

1024x768
313,9 KB
1280x1024
471,0 KB
1600x1200
625,1 KB
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2048x1536
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Koordinater

Position (RA):18 18 48.01
Position (Dec):-13° 49' 11.83"
Field of view:32.08 x 32.08 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 0.0° til venstre for vertikalen

Farger og filtre

BåndBølgelengdeTeleskop
Optisk
B
451 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisk
V
539 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI
Optisk
R
651 nmMPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope
WFI

 

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