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M16, Eagle Nebula in Serpens

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M16 (NGC 6611) Bright Nebula 18h 18m 48s -20° 52′ 41″ Serpens +6.4 35×28 arcmins Overview Messier saw this nebula in 1764, and was the first to see its nebulosity. The first person to observe the region itself was Philippe Loys de Chéseaux in 1745 or 1746. […]

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M5, Globular Cluster in Serpens

Target Type R.A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size M5 (NGC 5904) Globular Cluster 15h 18m 33s +02° 04′ 52″ Serpens 5.65 23 arcmin Overview This stunning, bright cluster is just about visible to the naked eye under perfect dark sky conditions. It was easier to see before the days of rampant light pollution and was discovered

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The Eagle Nebula (M16) Copy Copy

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size Eagle Nebula (M16) Emission Nebula 18h 18m 48s -13° 47′ 00″ Serpens +6.4 35′ x 28′ Overview We all became understandably fixated with Jupiter and Saturn in the summer. This month, they still present a pleasing view, which means many of us will have the Teapot asterism

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The Eagle Nebula (M16) Copy

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size Eagle Nebula (M16) Emission Nebula 18h 18m 48s -13° 47′ 00″ Serpens +6.4 35′ x 28′ Overview We all became understandably fixated with Jupiter and Saturn in the summer. This month, they still present a pleasing view, which means many of us will have the Teapot asterism

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The Eagle Nebula (M16)

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size Eagle Nebula (M16) Emission Nebula 18h 18m 48s -13° 47′ 00″ Serpens +6.4 35′ x 28′ Overview We all became understandably fixated with Jupiter and Saturn in the summer. This month, they still present a pleasing view, which means many of us will have the Teapot asterism

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Globular Cluster, M5

Target Type R. A. Dec. Constellation Magnitude Size Messier 5 Globular Cluster 15h 18m 33s +02° 04′ 52″ Serpens +5.7 23.0 arcminutes Overview Object number 5 in the Messier object looks good in telescopes of all sizes. In fact, with a clear and very dark sky, we can see this ball of stars with the

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