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M17
Common Name
Omega, Horseshoe, or Swan Nebula
Object Type
Emission Nebula and Open Cluster
NGC
6618
Constellation
Sagittarius
Comments
Another easy to find nebula in a 10" reflector, as long as it's above the tree line and sky glow at the horizon. The nebula is well illuminated by the cluster.

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