The Eagle Nebula, M16 and it's associated nebula IC4703 are located in the constellation Serpens,
7,000 LY from our Solar System.  Only 5 million years old, this young nebula is estimated to be
15 LY across.  The three huge pillars of gas at the center of the image are active star forming regions.
(Messier 16)

June 1, 2010
8" Astro-Tech RC, f/8
Canon Digital Rebel 500D / Modified (Hutech)
120 Minutes / 12x600s @ 800ASA
Orion StarShoot AutoGuider
Skyhawk Observatory, West Bend, WI
Rick Kazmierski

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