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The Eagle Nebula in Infrared
Ssc2007 01c3

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/N. Flagey (IAS/SSC) & A. Noriega-Crespo (SSC/Caltech)

Observation • January 9th, 2007 • ssc2007-01c3

ssc2007-01c3

This infrared picture highlights the contrast between the hot, supernova-heated dust (green) and the cooler dust making up the Eagle Nebula's dusty star-forming clouds and towers (red, blue and purple).The image includes longer infrared wavelengths, and is a composite of light of 4.5 to 8.0 microns (blue); 24 microns (green); and 70 microns (red).

About the Object

Name
Eagle NebulaMessier 16M16NGC 6611
Type
Nebula > Type > Star Formation
Star > Evolutionary Stage > Protostar
Star > Evolutionary Stage > Supernova
Distance
6,500 Light Years

Color Mapping

Band Wavelength Telescope
Infrared 3.6 µm Spitzer IRAC
Infrared 8.0 µm Spitzer IRAC
Infrared 24.0 µm Spitzer MIPS
Infrared 70.0 µm Spitzer MIPS

Astrometrics

Position (J2000)
RA =18h 18m 48.4s
Dec = -13° 46' 7.3"
Field of View
28.0 x 32.0 arcminutes
Orientation
North is 91.7° left of vertical