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.

Forrás:

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

About the Image

Id:eso1119e
Típus:Observation
Közzététel napja:2011. június 8. 12.00
Related releases:eso1119
Size:4276 x 2948 px

About the Object

Név:M 17, Messier 17
Típus:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Distance:5500 light years
Category:Nebulae

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