From the 2Mass Image Gallery
An atlas Image mosaic of Messier 17 (M17), the Omega Nebula. Image mosaic by E. Kopan (IPAC)
This images is a three-band composites constructed from 2MASS Atlas Images. As they are infrared images, they must be mapped into false colors: J light (1.2 µm) into blue, H light (1.6 µm) in green, and Ks light (2.2 µm) into red. The Atlas Images are produced in the 2MASS Production Processing System. North is up and east is to the left.
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Last Modified On: Sunday, December 17, 2000