Heading northwards from Sagittarius and into Serpens, the Milky Way starts to dim fairly rapidly. However there are still numerous interesting objects in this region, including a number of bright emission nebulae.
Northern Serpens. The bright star is eta serpens.
Central Serpens. The bright nebula towards the bottom is M 16 also know as the Eagle Nebula.
Eastern Serpens. The bright nebula towards the top right are M 16 and M17, also known as the Omega Nebula.
Some of the many emission nebulae and open clusters in the region are shown in the image above and marked below.
|1||M24 The Sagittarius Star Cloud||18 17||-18 30|
|2||IC 1283/1284||18 17||-19 40|
|3||M17 The Omega Nebula||18 21||-16 10||Image|
|4||M16 The Eagle Nebula||18 19||-13 50||Image|
|5||Sharpless 2-54||18 19||-12 10|
|6||Sharpless 2-55||18 32||-11 45|
|7||Sharpless 2-48||18 06||-14 05|
|8||M25||18 32||-19 10|
|9||M22||18 36||-23 50||Image|