The Eagle Nebula also known as “The Pillars of Creation” a Close-up inside the Eagle Nebula Complex.
(catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611, and also known as the Star Queen Nebula) is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens
The cluster associated with the nebula has approximately 8100 stars, which are mostly concentrated in a gap in the molecular cloud to the north-west of the Pillars.
The Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, which is catalogued as IC 4703.
This region of active current star formation is about 5700 light-years distant.
A spire of gas that can be seen coming off the nebula in the northeastern part is approximately 9.5 light-years or about 90 trillion kilometers (56 trillion miles) long.
The Beak of an Eagle or Eagle Carrying a fish at Center and off to the top left side you can see the Bat hanging down from a stalactite looking HII region.
The Eagle nebula Complex is a massive star formation region!
C-11 Telescope at F10, Bisque MyT Mount, ZWO 294MC Cooled Cmos Camera, ASI Air via WiFi, L-Enhance Filter, 50 minute exposure., from my backyard observatory in the city of Dayton, Ohio on 08-02-2022.
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John Chumack