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Messier M16 - Eagle Nebula Cluster

M16 (NGC 6611), also known as the Eagle Nebula Cluster, is a Open Cluster located in the constellation Serpens Claudia, is best viewed during Late Summer, and is magnitude 6.5. The naked eye can see magnitude 6 objects (magnitude 8 under ideal dark sky conditions). It is 7' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size, or 1/2°.

      1. Name:
      2. Eagle Nebula Cluster
      1. Type:
      2. Open Cluster
      1. NGC:
      2. 6611
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 6.5
      1. Size:
      2. 7'
      1. RA:
      2. 18h 18.8m
      1. Dec:
      2. -13 47'
      1. Season:
      2. Late Summer

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