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Messier Catalog M16

M16 (NGC 6611) - Eagle Nebula

Messier M16 (NGC 6611), also known as the Eagle Nebula, is a open cluster located in the constellation Serpens Claudia, in the Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M16 is best viewed during late summer, is magnitude 6.5*, and can be viewed with small binoculars. It is 7' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Eagle Nebula
      1. Type:
      2. open cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6611
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 6.5
      1. Viewing:
      2. small binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 7'
      1. RA:
      2. 18h 18.8m
      1. Dec:
      2. -13 47'
      1. Season:
      2. late summer
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Sagittarius Arm
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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