Serpens Cauda

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Map created in Guide 7.0 with the figure outline based on Johannes Hevelius' Uranographia (1690). Click on the object's name to access its image or click on the name of adjacent constellation to see its map.

Serpent's Tail runs along the Great Rift, a dense dust lane splitting summer Milky Way from Cygnus to Centaurus in two luminous ribbons. Eagle Nebula associated with M16 star cluster is undoubtedly the prime deep sky target in that area.

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