Swan Nebula

Swan Nebula, M17,NGC 6618

Name: M17
Alternate Names: NGC 6618, Swan Nebula, Omega Nebula
Constellation: Sagittarius
Distance: 5,500 Light Years
Magnitude: 6
Type: Emission Nebula
Discovered: Philippe Loys de Cheseaux 1745
Fun Facts: M17 is one of the largest and brightest star forming regions in our galaxy. An open star cluster is the source of radiation and stellar wind that illuminates this nebula.

Telescope: Astrotech 65
Camera: Canon T3i
Mount: Celestron CGEM
Exposure: 35×180 Seconds ISO 1600

Full size is 2813 × 2504 pixels

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