Eagle nebula yet again again

I was thumbing through my copy of the amateur astronomer’s bible – “Burnham’s Celestial Handbook” – and came across this image of the Eagle Nebula. Coincidentally, it is almost exactly the same field of view as the image I posted a couple of weeks ago. As such it makes an interesting comparison with the 8″ SCT / PD camera version. It was done, of course, in the pre-hubble, pre-digital age. It is however, done with the 200″ Palomar telescope!

I don’t think the 200″ will fit onto my window-sill!

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