- Bright Nebulas (Ser) -

Aur (7) Cep (11) Gem (1) Per (4) Tau (6)
Cam (2) CMa (1) Mon (3) Ser (1) Tri (4)
Cas (8) Cyg (11) Ori (14) Sgr (2) Vul (2)

M16 (BN)

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Image source: DSS II (red) - 100×100'
Name: M16, IC4703, Eagle Nebula
Type: BN, EN
Constellation: Ser
Coordinates: 18h18m48.00s / -13°48'24.00"
Brightness / Size: 6.4 mag / -
8" f/6, 37x + UHC, Bortle 4
Due to evident light pollution moderate conditions. Fairly well visible with averted vision. The nebula appeared irregular, whereby 3 triangle-like parts with outward corners come together. The shape of an eagle with spreaded wings was imaginable. However the embedded open cluster NGC 6611 was more evident.
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