Basic object information
Object name: M 17
Popular name: Omega Nebula
Object type: Bright nebula
Magnitude: 6.0
Size: 20.0'x15.0'
Number of stars: 40
Magnitude of brightest star: 9.3
Object classification: III 3 m n:
Description: !!!,B,eL,eiF,2 hooked
Notes: Omega nebula;Swan Nebula;many F outer loops;use filter

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 18h 20m 48.0s
Dec (J2000.0): -16 11' 00"

Constellation: Sagittarius


Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Säijä, Lempäälä, Finland
Date/Time: 26/27.9.2008 22:15

Telescope: Newton 300/1500 mm

Magn: 88x

Filter: UHC

Field: 46'

NE Lim.mag: 6.5

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 3

Visuality: I

Height: 5


Weather: +1C

Hurried sketch because object was only few degrees above horizon and set behind the trees during the observation. UHC filter helped a bit.