Fletcher Photos - M17 Swan Nebula
"M 17 - The Swan Nebula"

Tri-color on Technical Pan film - 16" f/4.5 Newtonian telescope

photo by Bill and Sally Fletcher

- Embedded in the star clouds of Sagittarius, the Swan Nebula is a remarkably detailed cloud of nebulosity. The bright yellow portion of the nebula gives it its nickname - "The Swan".

The red portion makes the shape of another its nicknames - "The Omega Nebula".

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