The Omega Nebula

Three-colour composite image of the Omega Nebula (Messier 17, or NGC 6618), based on images obtained with the EMMI instrument on the ESO 3.58-metre New Technology Telescope at the La Silla Observatory. North is down and East is to the right in the image. It spans an angle equal to about one third the diameter of the Full Moon, corresponding to about 15 light-years at the distance of the Omega Nebula. The three filters used are B (blue), V ("visual", or green) and R (red).

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Om bildet

ID:eso0925a
Type:Observasjon
Publiseringsdato:7. juli 2009
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0925
Størrelse:3069 x 3069 px

Om objektet

Navn:Messier 17, Omega Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Avstand:5500 lysår
Constellation:Sagittarius
Kategori:Nebulae

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Koordinater

Position (RA):18 20 47.10
Position (Dec):-16° 10' 19.25"
Field of view:8.57 x 8.57 arcminutes
Orientering:Nord er 179.0° til høyre for vertikalen

 

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