Wikipedia:Picture of the day/November 14, 2004

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Picture of the day

Eagle Nebula

The Eagle Nebula (also known as Messier Object 16, M16 or NGC 6611) is a young open cluster of stars in the Serpens Cauda constellation, one of the 88 modern constellations.

Other notable deep-sky objects in Serpent:

  • M5, a globular cluster approximately 8° southwest of α Serpentis in Caput, is among the most beautiful in the sky.
  • Part of the Milky Way passes through Serpens Cauda, as illustrated by the shaded regions of the star map.

Photo credit: NASA
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