Messier 16 wide field in Serpens
Exposure time total:
open cluster + emission nebula
Mamyia 200mm f2.8 APO lens @ f/2.8
188x30 sec ISO 1600
Canon EOS 1000D
Image acquisition by CEDIC team
(Markus Blauensteiner, Bernhard Hubl, Christoph Kaltseis, Michael Hanl)
Image processing by Markus Blauensteiner
7 000 Ly
The Eagle Nebula (Messier 16) is a conspicuous region of
active star formation, situated in Serpens Cauda.
The starforming nebula, a giant cloud of interstellar gas and dust,
has already created a considerable cluster of young stars.
The cluster is also referred to as NGC 6611, the nebula as IC 4703.