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Omega Nebula
Omega Nebula
Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble, et al

Omega Nebula

Omega Nebula, also known as Swan Nebula and Horseshoe Nebula and Lobster Nebula and Checkmark Nebula is a H II region type nebula located in the constellation Sagittarius.

Stats and Info:

      1. Name:
      2. Omega Nebula
      1. Alt Name:
      2. Swan Nebula
      1. Alt Name 2:
      2. Horseshoe Nebula
      1. Alt Name 3:
      2. Lobster Nebula
      1. Alt Name 4:
      2. Lobster Nebula
      1. Nebula type:
      2. H II region
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 6
      1. Size:
      2. 19 x 15
      1. Distance (ly):
      2. 5,500
      1. NGC/IC #:
      2. NGC 6618
      1. Messier #:
      2. M17
      1. Note:
      2. contains cluster NGC 6618

    * One can see up to magnitude 7 objects with perfect eyes under ideal dark sky conditions.