Mounted image 137: The Eagle Nebula and the Pillars of Creation

A mosaic image of the Eagle Nebula (Messier 16, or NGC 6611), based on images from the Wide Field Imager camera on the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile. At the centre, the star-forming region known as the Pillars of Creation is visible. The Spire, another large pillar of gas and dust, is in the middle left of the image.




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Release date:20 April 2012, 14:06
Dimensions:60 cm (W) x 60 cm (H)
Related archive image:eso0926a

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