Digitized Sky Survey Image of the Omega Nebula (M 17)

This image is a colour composite of the Omega Nebula (M 17) made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The field of view is approximatelly 4.7 x 3.7 degrees.

Credit:

ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin.

About the Image

Id:eso0925b
Type:Observation
Release date:27 July 2010, 11:26
Related releases:eso0925
Size:16916 x 13262 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 25.94
Position (Dec):-16° 10' 37.62"
Field of view:283.76 x 222.57 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.1° right of vertical
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Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Infrared
I
Digitized Sky Survey 2
Optical
R
Digitized Sky Survey 2

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