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 Cambridge , Omega Nebula is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:14 (EDT) – 5 hours and 44 minutes before the Sun – and reaching an altitude of 30° above the southern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 04:45.

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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

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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