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 San Diego , the Eagle Nebula is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 02:01 (PST) and reaching an altitude of 33° above the south-eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:15.

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

All times shown in San Diego local time.


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