Amateur images of M16 and the Eagle Nebula

[M16, J. Newton] [PNG]

Image of the central region of open cluster M16 and the Eagle Nebula by Jack Newton. The dark gaseous "Elephant Truncs" are well exhibited in this view; this is the region portraited on the famous Hubble Space Telescope images of M16.

This image was taken by Jack Newton in East Sooke, British Columbia. He uses a Santa Barbara Instrument Group ST 6 CCD camera at the Newtonian focus of his 25 inch f5 telescope. The image is a tri-colour composite, approximately 5 minute exposures.

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    [M16, J. Ware]

    M16 and Eagle Nebula by Jason Ware

    [M16, big image by J. Ware]

    Another photo of M16 by Jason Ware

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    [M16, Wallis/Provin CCD]

    This CCD image of the Eagle Nebula and M16 was obtained with their 152mm f/7.5 Astro Physics EDF refractor by Brad Wallis and Robert Provin who kindly contributed it to our database. Two 30-min exposures with SBIG ST-7 CCD camera and minus-IR plus No. 23 (orange) filter have been combined to create this image. This image is copyrighted. It may be freely used for private purpose. Use in non-commercial public html pages requires appropriate acknowledgement. If you should consider any for-profit use, please contact Robert Provin (robert.provin at

  • More images from Brad Wallis and Robert Provin

    [M16, T. Puckett]

    CCD images of the Eagle Nebula M16, taken by Tim Puckett with an Apogee AP-7 CCD camera and 12-inch Meade LX200. RGB image, exposed 60 seconds.

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    [M16, M. Germano]

    Martin Germano took this fine b/w film image of M16 and the Eagle Nebula with his 14.5" f/5 Newtonian. It was exposed 25 minutes on hypered Kodak Tech Pan 2415 film.

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  • November 1995 Hubble shots of M16
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