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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.

Credit:

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

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About the Image

Id:eso1119e
Type:Observation
Release date:8 June 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1119
Size:4276 x 2948 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 17
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae
Distance:5500 light years

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