[M16 in color]

Star Cluster M16 and the Eagle Nebula in color. Captured from Usenet. Also in Patrick Murphy's collection.

[M16, anonymous source] [PNG]

Image of M16 from an anonymous source

[M16, 3-color composite, P. Scowen/Palomar 60-inch]

Paul Scowen of the Arizona State University has obtained this image og M16 using the Palomar Observatory 60-inch telescope. Like in the Hubble images of M16, the image is a false-color photograph, which was colored as follows: Red represents [SII] emission, which is really red to our eyes, green is H alpha light, which is also red to our eyes (some 20 nm shorter in wavelength than [SII]), and the blue channel is [OIII] which is actually green to our eyes.

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    [M16, K. Gloria]

    Nice color image of open cluster M16 in the Eagle nebula. This is a color composite image made by Karen Gloria at Hopkins Observatory using a 6-inch refractor and a 512x512 element CCD detector. From Greg Bothun's collection at the University of Oregon.

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    [M16, Bill Keel]

    Very young open star cluster M16, embedded in gaseous nebula IC 4703, as taken by Bill Keel of the University of Alabama. This image was created from a 30-second red-light exposure (through clouds) with a Tektronix 2048x2048 CCD at the prime focus of the 4-meter Mayall telescope of Kitt Peak National Observatory. North is at the top and east to the left, the field is 14.3 arcminutes square.

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  • AAT images of M16
  • November 1995 Hubble shots of M16
  • Amateur images of M16; more amateur images

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