M16 Eagle Nebula (wide field); Serpens (Cauda)
Astro-Physics 155 EDF f/7
(HaR)RGB (60,60):60:60:60 min.
June 13, 2005
Comments: This famous nebula is often one of the first imaged when one is starting into the hobby of astroimaging. The central portion is readily captured on film and digitally. The Hubble Space Telescope has also imaged the central portion of this nebula. This historic image has been called "The Pillars of Creation" due to the fact that new stars are forming at the tips of the dark "pillars" which make up the"eagle". This nebula is 9,000 light-years distant.