The Swan Nebula (M17)

Posted by azstarman01
on Monday, July 07, 2014

This is an image of M17, also know as the Swan Nebula or Omega Nebula. It is an emission nebula about 6,000 light years away in the constellation Sagittarius.

June 5 - July 2, 2014
Location: Rancho Hidalgo, NM
Telescope: TEC-140 (F7)
Camera: SBIG ST-8300M
Mount: AP900 GTO
Luminance: 29x20 minutes (binned 1x1)
Red: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)
Green: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)
Blue: 12x15 minutes (binned 2x2)

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