Highlights from the VST image of Messier 17

This montage shows six cutouts from the new VST image of the star-forming region Messier 17, also known as the Omega Nebula or Swan Nebula. Although the wide field encompasses the entire nebula and its surroundings, the VST and OmegaCAM deliver sharp images that show many fascinating details.

Kilde:

ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astrowise/Kapteyn Institute

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Id:eso1119e
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:8. juni 2011 12:00
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso1119
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Navn:M 17, Messier 17
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Afstand:5500 lysår
Kategori:Nebulae

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