M16 (Eagle Nebula) close up

This image is a crop of a larger image with more than 14 hours of exposure during nights in May, June and most recently on August 2, 2010. This is an image composed of images taken through red, green and blue filters as well as 6 hours of luminance data. You can see a wider view of this southern sky wonder elsewhere on this page. The Eagle Nebula is an area of active star birth, with new stars being created from the towering pillars of hydrogen gas you can see in the center of this image


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