Digitized Sky Survey Image of the Eagle Nebula

This image is a colour composite of the Eagle Nebula (M 16) made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The field of view is approximatelly 3.8 x 3.3 degrees.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin.

About the Image

Id:heic1501e
Type:Observation
Release date:5 January 2015, 23:15
Related releases:heic1501
Size:13749 x 11772 px

About the Object

Name:Eagle Nebula, M 16, Messier 16
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:7000 light years
Constellation:Serpens Cauda
Category:Nebulae

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 18 47.10
Position (Dec):-13° 51' 10.52"
Field of view:231.29 x 198.03 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 5.7° left of vertical

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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