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About this Object
Object Name:
M16, Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611
Object Description:
Emission Nebula
Position (J2000):
R.A. 18h 18m 51.06s
Dec. -13° 49' 51.11"
Constellation:
Serpens
Distance:
6,500 light-years (2,000 parsecs)
About the Data
Data Description:
Data of M16 were obtained from the HST proposal 13926, P.I. Z. Levay, J. Mack, C. Christian, L. Frattare, M. Livio, S. Meyett, M. Mutchler, and J. Sokol (STScI/AURA), and K. Noll (NASA/GSFC).
Exposure Dates:
September 2014
Instruments and Filters: WFC3/UVIS: F502N ([O III]), F657N (Halpha + [N II]), and F673N ([S II])
WFC3/IR: F110W (YJ) and F160W (H
)
Exposure Times: WFC3/UVIS: 30.5
WFC3/IR: 22.4 hours
About this Image
Credit:
NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) 
Release Date:
January 5, 2015
Color:
This image is a composite of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3 instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Several filters were used to sample and narrow wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are:
WFC3/UVIS Image of M16
     F502N ([O III]) blue
     F657N (Hα + [N II]) green
     F673N ([S II]) red
Orientation/Scale: