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The Omega Nebula

In Sagittarius

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The Omega Nebula, also known as the Swan Nebula, is an emission nebula located in the constellation of Sagittarius. It is one of the brightest and largest star-forming regions in the Milky Way, and is located between 5000 to 6000 light years away from the Earth. This image was photographed through narrowband (Hydrogen Alpha and Oxygen III) filters, and mapped into a quasi-true colour palette. 

Imaging Details

Location: Singapore
Date(s): July and August 2018
Telescope: APM LZOS 130 f/6 at f/4.5

Camera: Atik 16200M, Baader and Chroma narrowband filters

Mount: Losmandy G11/G2 
Exposure (min): HA:OIII 240:135

Image reduction, integration and processing with Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight.

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