Messier 17

[M17, David Malin/AAT]

The Swan, or Omega Nebula Messier 17 as photographed by David Malin with the 3.9-meter Anglo-Australian Telescope of the Australian Astronomical Observatory. This is a three-color composite.

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    Last Modification: July 4, 2003