Omega Nebula (Swan Nebula; M17; NGC 6618)


A luminous nebula in the constellation Sagittarius, also known as the Horseshoe Nebula and the Swan Nebula. It is 4,800 light years away and 27 light years in diameter. It is a region of ionized hydrogen, excited by a group of at least five hot stars. A dark dust cloud lies on the western edge of the luminous region.


 2000-08-29 22:20 CET


Ebenwaldhöhe, NÖ


+12°C, 60% RH


 Kodak Ektapress PJ400

 Exposure Time

 25 minutes


 Meade 10" f/6,3 + GEG (with Lens) + Canon EOS 5000

 effective F.L.

 1185 mm (f/4,7)

Mount & Guiding

G-11 & ST-4. ST-4



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