Eagle Nebula

Photo: National Optical Astronomy Observatories (95k jpg)

NGC 6611

M 16

  • RA 18:19, Dec -13:47 (Serpens)
  • Distance: 7000 ly
  • Type: emission nebula
  • There are many new stars just formed here, but the nebula itself is much dimmer and harder to see than the neighboring Omega Nebula.

NOAO 95k jpg

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(David Malin)

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(P. Challis (CfA))

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Bill Arnett1997 July 18