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Montage Mosaics The Pillars Of Creation!

The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula (M16) remain one of the iconic images of the Hubble Space Telescope. Three pillars rise from a molecular cloud into an enormous HII region, powered by the massive young cluster NGC 6611. … Continue reading

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A Mosaic of M16, including the Pillars of Creation

This week’s post is a combination of a full-color 2MASS mosaic (made with the Montage service at IPAC) of the region around M16, an Equatorial coordinate grid, an overlay of USNO-B1 sources (from Gator) scaled by Blue magnitude, and footprints … Continue reading

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