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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% 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


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.

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José J. Chambó
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Omega Nebula panorama, 


            José J. Chambó