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scope:william optics FLT110DDG vs flattener4 camera:canon 40D modified mount:sky-watcher NEQ6 pro guiding systems:orion starshoot autoguider on 70/900 achro exposure:8*5min total 40min iso:1000
The Eagle Nebula is part of a diffuse emission nebula, or H II region, which is catalogued as IC 4703. This region of active current star formation is about 6,500 light-years distant. The tower of gas that can be seen coming off the nebula is approximately 57 trillion miles (97 trillion km) high. The brightest star in the nebula has an apparent magnitude of +8.24, easily visible with good binoculars.