Messier Catalog » M16 — NGC 6611 Eagle Nebula Cluster

M16 is called the Eagle Nebula due to its overall shape, but it's the smoky columns that span lightyears in height that make it famous. The columns are called the Pillars of Creation.
M16: The Eagle Nebula

M16 is called the Eagle Nebula due to its overall shape, but it's the smoky columns that span lightyears in height that make it famous. The columns are called the Pillars of Creation.

 
RA

18h 18.8m

Dec

-13°47

Magnitude

6.4 ⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚫⚫⚫⚫

Size

7

Distance

7,000 light years

Season

☀ Summer

Difficulty

🟢 Easy