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

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso1119e
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:8 juni 2011 12:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1119
Grootte:4276 x 2948 px

Over het object

Naam:M 17, Messier 17
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Afstand:5500 lichtjaren
Categorie:Nebulae

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