The Omega Nebula (M17)

Image of the Omega Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 12 arcminutes across.
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From Fairfield , the Omega Nebula will become visible around 19:30 (EDT), 29° above your southern horizon, as dusk fades to darkness. It will then sink towards the horizon, setting at 23:12.

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Name The Omega Nebula (M17)
Object type Open cluster
Other names
The Omega Nebula
The Swan Nebula
The Checkmark Nebula
The Horseshoe Nebula
The Lobster Nebula
M17[1]
NGC 6618[3]
Cr 377[4]
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Magnitude:6.00 (V) [4]
6.00 (B) [3]
B-V Color (mag):-1.00
Right ascension:18h20m [3]
Declination:-16°10' [3]
Distance:1.3 kpc
4.2 klyr [2]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):-4.57
Visibility from Fairfield

All times shown in Fairfield local time.

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41.14°N
73.26°W
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