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About this Object

Object Name:

Eagle Nebula • M16 • NGC 6611 • IC 4703

Object Description:

Gaseous Nebula in Open Cluster

Position (J2000):

R.A. 18h 18m 51.06s
Dec. -13° 49' 51.11"

Constellation:

Serpens

Distance:

About 6,500 light-years (2,000 parsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is 3.2 arcminutes (6 light-years or 1.9 parsecs) wide.

About the Data

Data Description:

The Hubble image was created from HST data from proposal 10393: K. Noll, H. Bond, C. Christian, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, Z. Levay, M. Mutchler, and T. Royle (The Hubble Heritage Team, STScI)

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Exposure Date:

November 4 - 7, 2004

Exposure Time:

3.4 hours

Filters:

F435W (B), F555W (V), F502N ([O III]), F658N (Halpha + [N II]), F814W (I)

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

April 25, 2005

Orientation/Scale: