M 16 wide field in Serpens
Exposure time total:
Open cluster + emission nebula
Baader APO 95/560 CaF2 Travel Companion + Baader field flattener
10micron GM1000 HPS
18x6 min ISO 800
Image acquisition by CEDIC team
(Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Markus Blauensteiner, Michael Hanl)
Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis
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
has already created a considerable cluster of young stars.
The cluster is also referred to as NGC 6611, the nebula as IC 4703.