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NGC 6618 = M17

Cluster associated with nebulosity in Sagittarius

Omega, Swan, Horseshoe, or Lobster Nebula

Dreyer's description: !!!, B, eL, eiF, 2 hooked; = M17

Cross Identifications: GC 4403, h 2008. Omega, Swan, Horseshoe, or Lobster Nebula; deCh 20, Bode 54; BD -16 4820 .

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    Right Ascension: 18 : 20.8 (hours : minutes)
    Declination: -16 : 11 (degrees : minutes)
    Distance: 5 (* 1,000 light years)
    Apparent Magnitude: 6.0
    Apparent Diameter: 46. (arc minutes)

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