Amateur Astrophotographie Landos France

M16 Eagle Nebula

M 16 Eagel Nebula

M16

Optics/mount: 180 Epsilon f2,8 Takahashi Alt-5
Camera/filters: QHY12 OSC
exposure: 14×800 sec

The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611) is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. Its name derives from its shape which is resemblant of an eagle. It is the subject of the famous “Pillars of Creation” photograph by the Hubble Space Telescope, which shows pillars of star-forming gas and dust within the nebula

 

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