Into the Eagle

Located in the Sagittarius arm of the Milky Way, The Eagle Nebula (also known as 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. This close-up view of the area contains two of the most iconic images captured by Hubble telescope: the Pillars of creation (in the middle of the image) and the Stellar Spire (to the left of the image). The Eagle nebula is located around 7000 light years away from earth and can be spotted with a small telescope.

Telescope: Planewave CDK24
Mount: Mathis MI-1000/1250
Camera: FLI PL 9000
Filters: Astrodon HSO Filters (3nm)
H: 22 × 600 seconds
S: 20 × 600 seconds
O: 20 × 600 seconds
Total integration time: 10h 20m
Location: Rio Hurtado Valley, Chile
Date: March-September 2021
Data acquired via Telescope Live

Autore: Soumyadeep Mukherjee (sito)