This is a very short 5x180s integration with no noise reduction applied. I want to come back to this target when I have some time to spend with it. It is much brighter than I expected!
Messier 16, the Eagle Nebula (NGC 6611), is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens. The Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula. It contains several active star-forming gas and dust regions, including the famous “Pillars of Creation” region. This region of active current star formation is about 7000 light-years from us and the tower of gas that can be seen coming off the nebula is approximately 9.5 light-years or about 90 trillion kilometers long.