M16 - The Eagle Nebula
Copyright: Bill Lofquist/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF
M16 can be found in the constellation of Serpens during northern-hemisphere summer months. It is around 6000 light years away and is a large area of diffuse nebulosity. There are also several areas of dark nebulosity which shape the visible area into an approximation of an Eagle.
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