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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: 3725x2548

Dates:Sept. 27, 2019Sept. 29, 2019Sept. 30, 2019

Astrodon Blue: 15x300" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 18x300" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 6nm: 34x900" -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red: 21x300" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 13.0 hours

Darks: ~1

Flats: ~1

Flat darks: ~1

Bias: ~1

Avg. Moon age: 10.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.58%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00 job: 2970313

RA center: 275.221 degrees

DEC center: -16.187 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.652 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 95.449 degrees

Field radius: 0.409 degrees

Locations: Deep Sky Chile, Río Hurtado, Limarí, Chile

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: DeepSkyChile


The Omega Nebula, also known as the Swan Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, and the Horseshoe Nebula is an H II region in the constellation Sagittarius.

Image processed by Franck Jobard using image data from remote telescope ATEO-3.

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M17 - The Omega Nebula, 


            Insight Observatory