The Eagle Nebula – M 16

Gary Opitz
Location of photo
Chili, New York
Date/Time of photo
July 18, 2014
telescope: TEC 140 APO, camera:Canon EOS 60Da, mount: Orion Atlas, Orion 80 mm Short Tube guidescope, Orion Starshoot guide camera. 2 hour total exposure.
The Eagle Nebula is an emission nebula located in the constellation Serpens. It is number 16 on Messier's list. Its about 7,000 light years distant. This nebula is an active star-birth region and the cluster of stars imbedded in the central portion had their origin in this nebula.