Swan Nebula

144. Swan Nebula


Messier 17  RA: 18h 20.8'  Dec: -16 11'   Sagittarius (Sgr)

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The Omega Nebula, also known as the Swan Nebula, Checkmark Nebula, and the Horseshoe Nebula (catalogued as Messier 17 or M17 or NGC 6618) is an H II region in the constellation Sagittarius. It was discovered by Philippe Loys de Chéseaux in 1745. Charles Messier catalogued it in 1764. It is by some of the richest starfields of the Milky Way, figuring in the northern two-thirds of Sagittarius.
 

Image Information

Location Cherry Springs Star Party
Date June 2018
Optics Orion 10" f/3.9
Filters MPCC-3
Mount Celestron CGE
Camera Nikon D810A
ISO 1600
Subexposures 9
Exposure Length 240
Guider KwiqGuider
 

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