The Eagle Nebula (Open Cluster)

Image of Eagle Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 120 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Eagle Nebula is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible around 21:22 (EDT), 32° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 22:22, 33° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:09, when it sinks below 21° above your south-western horizon.

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Name Eagle Nebula
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Star Queen Nebula
M 16[1]
NGC 6611[3]
Cr 375[4]
Mel 198[5]
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 Cambridge

All times shown in Cambridge local time.






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