The Eagle Nebula (Open Cluster)

Image of Eagle Nebula
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 60 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Eagle Nebula is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 21:13 (EDT) as the dusk sky fades, 36° above your southern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 21:55, 37° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:02, when it sinks to 22° above your south-western horizon.

Name Eagle Nebula
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Star Queen Nebula
M 16
NGC 6611
Cr 375
Mel 198
Constellation:Serpens Cauda
Magnitude:6.00 (V)[1]
6.58 (B)[1]
B-V Color (mag):0.58
Right Ascension:18h18m [1]
Declination:-13°48' [1]
Distance:1.8 kpc
5.9 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-5.28




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