The star-forming region Messier 17 in the constellation of Sagittarius

This chart shows the location of the star-forming region Messier 17, also often called the Omega or Swan Nebula, within the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). This map shows most of the stars visible to the unaided eye under good conditions, and the cluster itself is marked as a green square within a red circle. Through a moderate-sized amateur telescope this object appears as a bright bar of haze.


ESO, IAU and Sky & Telescope

About the Image

Release date:8 June 2011, 12:00
Related releases:eso1537, eso1119
Size:3338 x 4294 px

About the Object

Name:Messier 17, Omega Nebula, Sagittarius
Type:Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation

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