The Swan Nebula (M17)

Posted by Rod Pommier
on Sunday, October 10, 2010

by Rod Pommier


M17, the Swan,or Omega nebula in Sagittarius is a star forming region like the Orion Nebula. The distance to M17 is about 5000 light-years. Telescope: Celestron Compustar C14 at f/7 Location: Pommier Observatory, Portland, Oregon Date/Time: 7/20/2009, 6:16 UT Camera: Canon 20D DSLR, unmodified Exposure: 170x30 seconds=1hour 25 minutes at ISO 1600, calibrated with bias, dark and flat field frames

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