Contains:Omega nebula, M 17, NGC 6618
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M17 - The Omega Nebula, 


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M17 - The Omega Nebula

M17 - The Omega Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 3996x3996

Dates: May 18, 2018

FLI CFW 4-5 Blue: 1x3400" bin 2x2
FLI CFW 4-5 Green: 1x300"
FLI CFW 4-5 Luminance: 1x300" bin 1x1
FLI CFW 4-5 Red: 1x300" bin 2x2

Integration: 1.2 hours

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 3.38 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.37%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00 job: 2094364

RA center: 275.086 degrees

DEC center: -16.175 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.207 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 177.172 degrees

Field radius: 0.947 degrees

Locations: SkyPi Online Observatory, Pie Town, New Mexico, United States

Data source: Professional, scientific grade data


The Omega Nebula, also known as the Swan Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, and the Horseshoe Nebula (cataloged as Messier 17 or M17 or NGC 6618) is an H II region in the constellation Sagittarius.

Imaged by: Ari, Dakota, Wylie, Nick, and Isaac.



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M17 - The Omega Nebula, 


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