M16 Eagle Nebula

Image information:

Date: 06/22/2020
Equipment: QSI583wsg with internal filter wheel using 5nm Astrodon Ha filter and Astrodon E series Gen II RGB filter set through APM 107/700 APO telescope with Astro-Tech 2" field flattener on Losmandy GM8 mount.
Image type: HaRGB
Exposure time: 14X12 min Ha binned 1X1, RG&B 14X8 min each binned 1X1

Object information:

Object designations:

Open cluster: M16, NGC6611; Nebula: IC4703, Eagle Nebula

Object type:
Open cluster associated with diffuse emission nebula
Object size:
7' cluster, 30' nebula
Constellation: Serpens
M16 is open cluster associated with the IC4703 Eagle Nebula. It is a cluster of young stars formed from gaseous and dust clouds of the nebula. The nebula now shines with emission light, excited by the radiation from the hot, young stars. Star forming process is still going on in that area, near dark "pillars" visible on the image. The area is some 7000 ly distant and its dimensions are 70 X 50 ly (cluster 15 ly).

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List of related images:

M16 the Eagle Nebula, LRGB, ST2000XM through WO ZS105ED telescope