Eagle Nebula

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Eagle Nebula
Emission nebula
H II region
Eagle Nebula from ESO.jpg
Three-colour composite mosaic image o the Eagle Nebula. Credit: ESO
Observation data: J2000.0 epoch
Richt ascension 18h 18m 48s[1]
Declination −13° 49′[1]
Distance 7,000 ly
Apparent magnitude (V) +6.0[1]
Apparent dimensions (V) 7.0 arcmins
Constellation Serpens
Physical characteristics
Radius 70×55 (cluster 15) ly
Absolute magnitude (V) -8.21
Notable featurs 1–2 million years auld
Designations Messier 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 an aa kent as the Star Queen Nebula an The Spire) 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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 6611. Retrieved 2006-11-16. 

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