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Messier 16

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Messier 16 or as commonly call the Eagle Nebula, or Star Queen Nebula is an open cluster and nebula located in the constellation of Serpens. The central spires of dust and gas were made famous by the Hubble's "Pillars of Creation" image. The pillars and other regions of the nebula host new star formation. The central spire is some 9.5 light years in length. The age of the cluster is around 5 million years.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Serpens
  • Right Ascension: 18h 18m 48s
  • Declination: −13° 49′
  • Distance (Lightyears): 7,000
  • Telescope: Explore Scientific 127 Refractor
  • Camera: ZWO 1600MM Mono cmos
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