The Omega Nebula (Open Cluster)

Image of Omega Nebula
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 46 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Omega Nebula is not observable – it will reach its highest point in the sky during daytime and is no higher than 15° above the horizon at dusk.

Name Omega Nebula
Object Type Open Cluster
Other Names
Checkmark Nebula
Horseshoe Nebula
Lobster Nebula
Swan Nebula
M 17
NGC 6618
Collinder 377
Position
Constellation:Sagittarius
Brightness (V):Mag 6.0
Right Ascension:18h20m
Declination:-16°10'
Distance:1.3 kpc
4.2 klyr
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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