Pillars of Creation in Visible and Near-Infrared

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About The Object
Object Name M16, Eagle Nebula, NGC 6611
Object Description Emission Nebula
R.A. Position 18h 18m 48.17s
Dec. Position -13° 48' 26.03"
Distance 6,500 light-years (2,000 parsecs)
About The Data
Data Description Data of M16 were obtained from the HST proposal 13926, P.I. Z. Levay, J. Mack, C. Christian, L. Frattare, M. Livio, S. Meyett, M. Mutchler, and J. Sokol (STScI/AURA), and K. Noll (NASA/GSFC).
Instrument HST>WFC3/UVIS (left) and HST>WFC3/IR (right)
Exposure Dates September 2014
Filters WFC3/UVIS: F502N ([O III]), F657N (H-alpha + [N II]), and F673N ([S II]) WFC3/IR: F110W (YJ) and F160W (H)
About The Image
Color Info These images are composites of separate exposures acquired by the WFC3 instrument on the Hubble Space Telescope. Several filters were used to sample broad and narrow wavelength ranges. The color results from assigning different hues (colors) to each monochromatic (grayscale) image associated with an individual filter. In this case, the assigned colors are: WFC3/UVIS Image of M16: Blue: F502N ([O III]) Green: F657N (Hα + [N II]) Red: F673N ([S II]) WFC3/IR Image of M16: Blue: F110W (YJ) Yellow: F160W (H)
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