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Contains:  Omega nebula, M 17, NGC 6618
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M17 HaLRGB

M17 HaLRGB

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Resolution: 3200x2400

Dates:Aug. 31, 2018

Frames:
Baader Blue 36 mm: 35x300" bin 1x1
Baader Green 36 mm: 25x300" bin 1x1
Baader Luminance 36 mm: 40x300" bin 1x1
Baader Red 36 mm: 24x300" bin 1x1
Baader Ha 7nm 36mm: 52x300" bin 1x1

Integration: 14.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.49 days

Avg. Moon phase: 76.76%

Astrometry.net job: 2996069

RA center: 18h 21' 0"

DEC center: -16° 8' 52"

Pixel scale: 2.139 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 175.406 degrees

Field radius: 1.188

Locations: Remote observatory, Kiev, Ukraine

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

The Omega Nebula (catalogued as Messier 17 or M17 or NGC 6618) is an H II region in the constellation Sagittarius. It is located in the rich starfields of the Sagittarius area of the Milky Way.

The Omega Nebula is between 5,000 and 6,000 light-years from Earth and it spans some 15 light-years in diameter. It is considered one of the brightest and most massive star-forming regions of our galaxy. Its local geometry is similar to the Orion Nebula except that it is viewed edge-on rather than face-on.

The open cluster NGC 6618 lies embedded in the nebulosity and causes the gases of the nebula to shine due to radiation from these hot, young stars; however, the actual number of stars in the nebula is much higher - up to 800. It is also one of the youngest clusters known, with an age of just 1 million years.
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