Digitized Sky Survey Image of the Omega Nebula (M 17)

Eso_eso0925b_500

eso_eso0925b September 23rd, 2015

Credit: ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin.

This image is a colour composite of the Omega Nebula (M 17) made from exposures from the Digitized Sky Survey 2 (DSS2). The field of view is approximatelly 4.7 x 3.7 degrees.

Image Source: https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0925b/

Curator: European Southern Observatory, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Messier 17 Omega Nebula
Subject - Milky Way
Nebula » Type » Star Formation
Nebula » Appearance » Emission
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 18h 20m 25.9s
DEC = -16° 10’ 37.6”
Orientation
North is 0.1° CW
Field of View
4.7 x 3.7 degrees
Constellation
Sagittarius

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Arrow_left_blue Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Infrared (I) -
Arrow_left_red Digitized Sky Survey 2 (None) Optical (R) -
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ID
eso0925b
Subject Category
B.4.1.2   B.4.2.1  
Subject Name
Messier 17, Omega Nebula
Credits
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2. Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin.
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso0925b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Digitized Sky Survey 2, Digitized Sky Survey 2
Instrument
None, None
Color Assignment
Blue, Red
Band
Infrared, Optical
Bandpass
I, R
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
275.108102, -16.177118
Reference Dimension
1280.0, 1004.0
Reference Pixel
664.516047351, 499.160683306
Scale
-0.00369476574, 0.00369476574
Rotation
-0.14997019711
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
European Southern Observatory
URL
http://www.eso.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
European Southern Observatory
Publisher ID
eso
Resource ID
eso0925b
Metadata Date
2009-06-27T23:16:35+02:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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There is no distance meta data in this image.