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The Eagle Nebula - M16

The Eagle Nebula - M16

The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611) is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. Its name derives from its shape which is resemblant of an eagle.

Scope: Skywatcher ED80 @ f7.5, Camera: ATIK314L, Mount: HEQ5 Pro, Guiding: TS OAG9, SSAG, Filters: Baader LRGB + Ha, Location: Gytheio Lakonias, Greece