APOD: 2002 June 11 - Inside the Eagle Nebula
Inside the Eagle Nebula (M16) - combines three specific emitted colors and was taken with the 0.9-meter telescope on Kitt Peak, Arizona
Summer Constellations: See Ophiuchus, the Celestial Snake Handler
Sometimes when I look skyward on midsummer evenings, I can hear the theme song from the popular syndicated television show "M*A*S*H" in my mind.
Eagle Nebula – Messier 16 (NGC 6611, IC 4703)
The Eagle Nebula, also known as Messier 16, IC 4703, and NGC 6611, is an emission nebula surrounding an open cluster. It contains the famous Pillars of Creation.