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 bilden

ID:eso0925a
Typ:Observation
Publiceringsdatum:7 juli 2009
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso0925
Storlek:3069 x 3069 px

Om objektet

Namn:Messier 17, Omega Nebula
Typ:Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
Milky Way : Nebula : Appearance : Emission
Avstånd:5500 ljusår
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 är 179.0° höger om lodrätt

Färger och filter

BandTeleskop
Synligt ljus
B
New Technology Telescope
EMMI
Synligt ljus
V
New Technology Telescope
EMMI
Synligt ljus
R
New Technology Telescope
EMMI

 

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