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 Cambridge , Eagle Nebula is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 23:59 (EDT) – 5 hours and 59 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 33° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:45.

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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)[2]
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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