Messier 17 (The Omega Nebula )

Photo Details:

Telescope: TEC140 f/5.2

Camera: QHY695A

Mount: Paramount MyT

Exposure: 7h Ha 29x900s, bin x1

Date and place: 06.2019, Observatory E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain

Messier 17 (M17), also known as the Omega Nebula, is a famous star-forming nebula located in the southern constellation Sagittarius. The diffuse emission nebula lies near the constellation’s northern border with Scutum, at a distance of 5,000 to 6,000 light years from Earth. It has an apparent magnitude of 6.0. M17 is also known as the Swan Nebula, Lobster Nebula, Horseshoe Nebula and Checkmark Nebula. The Omega Nebula is one of the brightest star-forming nebulae of the Milky Way. Its designation in the New General Catalogue is NGC 6618.