Star Cluster M16 and the Eagle Nebula in color. Captured from Usenet. Also in Patrick Murphy's collection.
Image of M16 from an anonymous source
Paul Scowen of the Arizona State University has obtained this image og M16 using the Palomar Observatory 60-inch telescope. Like in the Hubble images of M16, the image is a false-color photograph, which was colored as follows: Red represents [SII] emission, which is really red to our eyes, green is H alpha light, which is also red to our eyes (some 20 nm shorter in wavelength than [SII]), and the blue channel is [OIII] which is actually green to our eyes.
Nice color image of open cluster M16 in the Eagle nebula. This is a color composite image made by Karen Gloria at Hopkins Observatory using a 6-inch refractor and a 512x512 element CCD detector. From Greg Bothun's collection at the University of Oregon.
Last Modification: 20 Jun 1999, 20:10 MET