Eagle Nebula

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Eagle Nebula
Emission nebula
H II region
Three-colour composite mosaic image o the Eagle Nebula. Credit: ESO
Observation data: J2000.0 epoch
Richt ascension18h 18m 48s[1]
Declination−13° 49′[1]
Distance7,000 ly
Apparent magnitude (V)+6.0[1]
Apparent dimensions (V)7.0 arcmins
Physical characteristics
Radius70×55 (cluster 15) ly
Absolute magnitude (V)-8.21
Notable featurs1–2 million year auld
DesignationsMessier 16, NGC 6611,[1] Sharpless 49, RCW 165, Gum 83, Star Queen Nebula
See also: Leets o nebulae

The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, an as NGC 6611, an kent as the Star Queen Nebula an The Spire an aw) is a young open cluster o starns in the constellation Serpens, discovered bi Jean-Philippe de Chéseaux in 1745–46.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c d "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 6611. Retrieved 16 November 2006.

Coordinates: Sky map 18h 18m 48s, −13° 49′ 00″