The Omega Nebula (Open Cluster)

Image of Omega Nebula
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 12 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , Omega Nebula is not readily observable since it is very close to the Sun, at a separation of only 14° from it.

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Name Omega Nebula
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Checkmark Nebula
Horseshoe Nebula
Lobster Nebula
Swan Nebula
M 17
NGC 6618
Cr 377
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:6.00 (V)[2]
6.00 (B)[1]
Right Ascension:18h20m [1]
Declination:-16°10' [1]
Distance:1.3 kpc
4.2 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-4.57

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
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