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 dawn sky, rising at 00:17 (EDT) – 6 hours and 8 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 36° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:16.

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

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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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