Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): A new image of the Omega Nebula
, captured by ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), is one of the sharpest of this object ever taken from the ground.
This is M17 (NGC 6618), commonly known as the Swan or Omega nebula
, which culminates at a respectable 22[degrees] above the horizon from central England.
The Omega Nebula
M17 (right), to give it the proper astronomical name, is sometimes called the Swan Nebula because the brightest portion allegedly looks like a swan sitting with its neck craned over.
The photo, made by the Hubble Space Telescope, shows fantastic, undulating shapes that lie within the stellar nursery known as M17, the Omega Nebula
, some 5,500 light years away from us in the constellation Sagittarius.
The Eagle nebula,RA 18 19 00 Dec --13 46 57 and the Omega nebula
RA 18 21 01 Dec --16 10 57.
The gas and dust at the heart of the Omega Nebula
(M17) is beautifully illuminated by ultraviolet light from young, massive stars located just beyond the upper-right corner of this false-color image.
It's actually an image of the center of the Omega Nebula
, a hotbed of newly born stars wrapped in colorful blankets of glowing gas and cradled in an enormous cold, dark hydrogen cloud.
Another captivating nebula in Sagittarius that begs for a sketch is the Omega Nebula
(M17), though I've always preferred its alternate nickname, the Swan Nebula.
Munich, July 8 (ANI): A new image captured by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) has reveled the Omega Nebula
, a stellar nursery where infant stars illuminate and sculpt a vast pastel fantasy of dust and gas, in all its glory.
Off the top of my head, I can list at least four names for this bright nebula: the Omega Nebula
, the Horseshoe Nebula, the Check Mark Nebula, and (my favorite) the Swan Nebula.
In fact, that star and M16 form an almost perfect equilateral triangle, 2 1/2 [degrees] on a side, with M17, the Omega Nebula
in Sagittarius, to their south.
M17 (NGC 6618) is a superb diffuse nebula, nicknamed the Omega Nebula