M17 - The Omega Nebula
M17 - The Omega Nebula
  • Description: Emission nebula in Sagittarius, shot between treetops! Ran out of exposure time as M17 set in the trees. Also known as NGC6618, M17 is fairly bright at magnitude 6.9 but fairly compact at 11 x 6 arc minutes.
  • Camera: SBIG ST-8XE at -15C
  • Scope: Takahashi FSQ-106N
  • Filter: Hutech Type II RGB
  • Exposure: 2x10min R, 1x10min G, 2x12min B, self guided
  • Location: Mt. Kobau, B.C.
  • Date: July 31 2005
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