Object #21 M16

Sunday, July 13 2008 @ 07:39 MDT

Contributed by: evilscientist

M16 - Open cluster/Emission Nebula in Serpens
Object # 21 Object Name:M16
Other Names:NGC 6611, Eagle Nebula
RA:18:18:48.00 Dec:-13:48:24.00
Constellation:Serpens Season:Summer
Magnitude:4.2 Type:Open cluster with associated nebulocity
Description:
This nice open cluster shows up as a fuzzy blob in binoculars and resolves into individual stars in a telescope. The cluster is just below what is visible from my urban location. The nebulocity which forms the Eagle Nebula was not visible in binoculars or telescope.
BINOCULAR TELESCOPE
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