M-16 from the City

Photographer
kennh@cox.net
Email
kennh@cox.net
Location of photo
Chula Vista, Ca
Date/Time of photo
July 2015
Equipment
William Optics FLT 132, STF 8300m CCD, 15-8min each Astrodon RGB Filters, Titan Mount,
Description
Less than 1/4 away from a Ralphs Shopping Center, thank goodness for the techs who design filters. The Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, which is catalogued as IC 4703. This region of active current star formation is about 7000 light-years distant. A spire of gas that can be seen coming off the nebula in the northeastern part is approximately 9.5 light-years or about 90 trillion kilometers long.