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Contains:  Omega nebula, M 17, NGC 6618
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Omega Nebula panorama, 





    
        

            José J. Chambó
Omega Nebula panorama

Omega Nebula panorama

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:GSO Newton 8" f/4

Imaging camera:Canon EOS 100D

Resolution: 1200x675

Dates:Aug. 6, 2016

Frames: 30x300"

Integration: 2.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.54%

Astrometry.net job: 1219063

RA center: 275.151 degrees

DEC center: -16.158 degrees

Pixel scale: 5.237 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.888 degrees

Field radius: 1.002 degrees

Locations: Hoya Redonda - Valencia (Spain), Enguera, Valencia, Spain

Description

The Omega Nebula (M 17), also known as the Swan Nebula, is a interstellar cloud of ionized hydrogen observable to 5,000 light-years away toward center of our Milky Way in the constellation Sagittarius. Was discovered by Jean-Philippe de Chéseaux in 1745. It is considered one of the brightest and most massive star-forming regions of our galaxy, and with a geometry similar to the Orion Nebula, except that instead of be viewed face-on Omega is viewed edge-on.

The open cluster NGC 6618 lies embedded between the nebulosity and causes the gases of the nebula to shine due to radiation from these young stars.

Posted in my Blog Cometografia.es 

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Omega Nebula panorama, 





    
        

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