The Omega Nebula (M17)

The Omega Nebula, also known as the Swan Nebula, Messier 17 (M17), or NGC 6618, as imaged by the ESO 3.6-metre telescope on La Silla.

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About the Image

Id:omega-nebula
Type:Observation
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:5906 x 5678 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 17, Omega Nebula
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
• X - Nebulae
Distance:5500 light years
Constellation:Sagittarius

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Coordinates

Position (RA):18 20 47.10
Position (Dec):-16° 10' 19.75"
Field of view:44.95 x 43.22 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 1.4° right of vertical

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