Basic object information
Name: M 16
Type of object: Open cluster
Magnitude: 6.0
Size: 6.0'
Number of stars: 60
Magnitude of brightest star: 11.0
Object classification: II 3 m n:
Description: L,B,scattered Cl,neb invl
Notes: In Ser OB1,Star Queen or Eagle Nebula,stars mags 8...

Catalog position for epoch J2000.0
Right ascension: 18h 18m 48.0s
Declination: -13 47' 00"

Constellation: Serpens

Basic object information
Name: IC 4703
Type of object: Bright nebula
Size: 30.0'x40.0'
Object classification: E+R
Notes: Eagle nebula surrounding M16

Catalog position for epoch J2000.0
Right ascension: 18h 18m 48.0s
Declination: -13 52' 00"

Constellation: Serpens

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Base del Teide (2280m above sea level), Tenerife, Spain
Date/Time: 18/19.4.2004 3:35


Telescope: Newton 110/805mm

Magn: 64x

Filter:

Field: 47'

NE Lim.mag: 7,0

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Height: 30
Visuality: II

Weather: +9˚C, dry and good

Open cluster which contains 30 stars and breathtaking nebula. The nebula has a six different areas, two main parts and four fainter haze. I have no idea where the Eagle is?

Back