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M 17

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Messier 17 or often called the Omega nebula or Swan nebula due to its appereance visually in a telescope. A massive nebula and star forming region located in the constellation of Sagittarius with the dense cluster of stars of the Milky Way Galaxy in the background. The nebula spans some 15 light years in diameter and lies at a distance of some 5000+ light years. It is simular to the more famous Orion nebula.

The object was imaged using red, green, and blue filters with a Ha filter added to the red channel to highlight the nebulosity of the region. Imaged with the 80 mm refractor and using a mono Zwo1600 camera.

Additional Info

  • Constellation: Sagittarius
  • Right Ascension: 18h 20m 26s
  • Declination: −16° 10′ 36″
  • Distance (Lightyears): 5000+
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