Celestial hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  M 17  ·  NGC 6618  ·  Omega nebula
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Messier 17 - The Omega Nebula, 



    
        

            Oliver Czernetz
Messier 17 - The Omega Nebula
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Messier 17 - The Omega Nebula

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Messier 17 - The Omega Nebula, 



    
        

            Oliver Czernetz
Messier 17 - The Omega Nebula
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Messier 17 - The Omega Nebula

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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 442831

RA center: 18h20m27s.6

DEC center: -16°0740

Pixel scale: 2.867 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.978 degrees

Field radius: 1.029 degrees

Resolution: 2038x1587

File size: 2.2 MB

Description

Messier 17 - The Omega Nebula

Messier 17 (Omega Nebula, NGC 6618) is an H II region in the constellation Sagittarius.

The Omega Nebula is between 5,000 and 6,000 light-years from Earth and it spans some 15 light-years in diameter.

Location: Leibnitz, Austria, 09.06.2014

40x180s ISO400 RGB

Canon EOS 1100D unmodded

TS Optics 130/719 Superflat APO

HEQ5 Pro SynScan

Lacerta MGEN-II

Additional Data: POSS-II

Image Assembly and Processing: Oliver Czernetz

Software: Deep Sky Stacker, Fits Liberator, Registar, Photoshop CS5E

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(The Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS-II) was made by the California Institute of Technology with funds from the National Science Foundation, the National Geographic Society, the Sloan Foundation, the Samuel Oschin Foundation, and the Eastman Kodak Corporation.)

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Messier 17 - The Omega Nebula, 



    
        

            Oliver Czernetz