The Eagle Nebula (M16)

Image of the Eagle Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 120 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , the Eagle Nebula is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 13° above the horizon at dawn.

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Name The Eagle Nebula (M16)
Object type Open cluster
Other names
The Eagle Nebula
The Star Queen Nebula
M16[1]
NGC 6611[3]
Cr 375[4]
Mel 198[5]
Position
Constellation:Serpens Cauda
Magnitude:6.00 (V) [5]
6.58 (B) [3]
B-V Color (mag):0.58
Right ascension:18h18m [3]
Declination:-13°48' [3]
Distance:1.8 kpc
5.9 klyr [2]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-5.28
Visibility from Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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