Featured Photo – The Fairy of Eagle Nebula



The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611, and also known as the Star Queen Nebula and The Spire) is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Chéseaux in 1745–46.
The Eagle Nebula is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Chéseaux in 1745–46. Wikipedia
Distance to Earth: 7,000 light years
Radius: 70×55 (cluster 15) ly
Coordinates: RA 18h 18m 48s | Dec -13° 49′ 0″
Apparent dimensions (V): 7.0 arcmins
Notable features: 1–2 million years old
Designations: Messier 16, NGC 6611, Sharpless 49, RCW 165, Gum 83, Star Queen Nebula
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