APOD: M16: Inside the Eagle Nebula (2020 Dec 28)

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APOD: M16: Inside the Eagle Nebula (2020 Dec 28)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:05 am

Image M16: Inside the Eagle Nebula

Explanation: From afar, the whole thing looks like an Eagle. A closer look at the Eagle Nebula, however, shows the bright region is actually a window into the center of a larger dark shell of dust. Through this window, a brightly-lit workshop appears where a whole open cluster of stars is being formed. In this cavity tall pillars and round globules of dark dust and cold molecular gas remain where stars are still forming. Already visible are several young bright blue stars whose light and winds are burning away and pushing back the remaining filaments and walls of gas and dust. The Eagle emission nebula, tagged M16, lies about 6500 light years away, spans about 20 light-years, and is visible with binoculars toward the constellation of the Serpent (Serpens). This picture involved over 12 hours of imaging and combines three specific emitted colors emitted by sulfur (colored as red), hydrogen (yellow), and oxygen (blue).

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Re: APOD: M16: Inside the Eagle Nebula (2020 Dec 28)

Post by orin stepanek » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:47 am

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It's like Vegas Baby; where the lights push away the night! :mrgreen:

Beautiful photo today!! 8-)
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Re: APOD: M16: Inside the Eagle Nebula (2020 Dec 28)

Post by MarkBour » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:29 pm

orin stepanek wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:47 am
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It's like Vegas Baby; where the lights push away the night! :mrgreen:

Beautiful photo today!! 8-)
Well, the star dust in Vegas certainly does look a lot like a globular cluster:
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Re: APOD: M16: Inside the Eagle Nebula (2020 Dec 28)

Post by neufer » Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:56 pm

MarkBour wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:29 pm
orin stepanek wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:47 am

It's like Vegas Baby; where the lights push away the night! :mrgreen:
Well, the star dust in Vegas certainly does look a lot like a globular cluster

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Re: APOD: M16: Inside the Eagle Nebula (2020 Dec 28)

Post by heehaw » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:37 pm

I always expect a heavenly chorus to sing when I see such pictures. But they never do as it is just an effect of filthy dust.

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Post by Chris Peterson » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:07 pm

heehaw wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:37 pm
I always expect a heavenly chorus to sing when I see such pictures. But they never do as it is just an effect of filthy dust.
I didn't take you for a follower of the Magisterium!
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Re: APOD: M16: Inside the Eagle Nebula (2020 Dec 28)

Post by johnnydeep » Tue Dec 29, 2020 4:24 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:07 pm
heehaw wrote:
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:37 pm
I always expect a heavenly chorus to sing when I see such pictures. But they never do as it is just an effect of filthy dust.
I didn't take you for a follower of the Magisterium!
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