Image acquisition by CEDIC team (Christoph Kaltseis, Bernhard Hubl, Markus Blauensteiner, Michael Hanl)Image processing by Christoph Kaltseis
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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.