Messier 17, the Omega Nebula (NOAO image)

This is a ground-based overview of the Omega or Swan Nebula. The outline of the field observed by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is shown.

Credit:

NOAO/AURA/NSF

About the Image

Id:heic0305b
Type:Observation
Release date:24 April 2003, 15:00
Related releases:heic0305
Size:2228 x 1744 px

About the Object

Name:Lobster Nebula, M 17, Messier 17, NGC 6618, Omega Nebula, Swan
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Star Formation
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:5500 light years


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