(Edit 3/31/18: In retrospect, while I started learning to use the imager fairly quickly I wonder if this wasn't data given to me by the guy who taught me how to use it as October 2009 was when I first came up to the VIS. That would fit with me not remembering having reduced it. So if that is the case, sorry for taking your credit all these years Nathan.)
|Messier 16, the famous Eagle Nebula in Sagittarius.|
The Eagle Nebula achieved stardom (ha!) mainly after 1995 when an iconic picture of it was taken with the Hubble space telescope that focused on the dark dust lanes seen near the center. These became known as the Pillars of Creation, and are believed to be locations where stars are actively being born.
If you're wondering why it's called the Eagle Nebula, as with most such names it works better if you're looking at it through a moderately-sized telescope. You can kind of see it in deeper images that reveal more of the outlying details, as well.