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Omega Nebula (M17), 





    
        

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Omega Nebula (M17)

Technical card

Resolution: 2184x1472

Dates:July 4, 2019July 9, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 17x900" bin 1x1
Ha 5nm: 29x900" bin 1x1

Integration: 11.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.31%

Astrometry.net job: 2973516

Data source: Backyard

Description

The Omega Nebula, also known as the Swan Nebula or M17, is a star forming cloud of gas and dust roughly 5000 light-years away. It is located in the Sagittarius arm of our Milky Way galaxy, or one arm in toward the center from us.

I processed this image while watching the first episode of Lost in Space. That episode featured images of other nebulae visible in the summer Milky Way including the Trifid (M20) out the space ship window, and the "Pillars of Creation" in the Eagle (M16) when Dr. Robinson's tether broke while he was space walking. I looked for but did not see an image of the Omega Nebula. California Institute of Technology was credited at the end for providing the space photos.

I hope you like this image.

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