The Omega Nebula (M17) in Sagittarius

Posted by Fred Herrmann
on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Omega Nebula in the constellation Sagittarius is 6,000 light-years distant and spans a diameter of 15 light-years. Like the great nebula in Orion the Omega nebula is a star forming region with an embedded open cluster of young stars. Taken with Ha and Oiii elemental filters.

Comments
To leave a comment you must be a member of our community.
Login to your account now, or register for an account to start participating.
No one has commented yet.

Join our Community!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

ADVERTISEMENT

FREE EMAIL NEWSLETTER

Receive news, sky-event information, observing tips, and more from Astronomy's weekly email newsletter.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Find us on Facebook

Loading...