Object: 'Swan Nebula' MESSIER 17                Constell: SGR

RA: 18h 20.8m           Decl: -16° 11'          Epoch: 2000
Mag: 6m?                Size: 45'x35'           Type: E

Observer: Jere Kahanpää
Obs. place: Öland, Sweden
Date/Time:  2./3.8.1992, 01.35

Telescope: N 205/1000
Magn: 63x               Filter:
Field: 60'              NE Lim.mag:  5.7m
Background sky: 2       Seeing: 2 
Weather: Thin (and not so) clouds. 

Brightness: 4           Alt:    
Description: An interesting shape. Slightly mottled. The nebula
is not swan-shaped. 'Duck nebula' would be a better name.