M17 - The Swan or Omega Nebula


Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

 

This is an image of M17, also known as the Swan or Omega nebula. It is an emission nebula about 6,000 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius. It spans about 15 light years in diameter and has a mass of about 800 solar masses.

 

Thanks for looking and comments and suggestions welcomed.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/M17_TL.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 




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