M16m16


Open Cluster and Emission Nebula in Serpens
NGC 6611 and IC 4703
Mag 6.0
Eagle Nebula or Star Queen Nebula



03/07/13
Nice cluster in 18mm and 12mm but nebulosity only really visible in 25mm as a faint haze
Visible in binoculars
Contains Star Queen Nebula IC 4703, maybe!
 
08/07/13

Neat 'S' shape in 25mm with nebulosity around smaller part of 'S'

09/07/13
A dense little knot of stars with a hint of nebulosity at the bottom of the 'S', including two orange stars of similar magnitude very close to each other (up and down in relation to the 'S')