Also known as M16, the Eagle Nebula is a 5.5 million year old molecular hydrogen gas cloud the dust stretching approximately 70 x 55 light years. Gravity pulls the clouds of gas together collapsing inward. Enough gas is present triggering nuclear fusion, igniting in the center, and the compacting clouds into new stars. The Eagle Nebula is thought to have several star-forming regions within it.


This image of M16 was taken over a period of 4 night,s in very light polluted skies in south Florida. Processed in whats known as the "Hubble Pallet", even in light polluted skies you can gather some very deep data if you have the correct filters. 

Here are the stacked master files used to create this image.