Messier 17

Known as the Omega Nebula or Swan Nebula, this object was first catalogued by Charles Messier in 1764.

 

Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 @ f7.7 Designation: M17 or NGC6618
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Sagittarius
Camera: Apogee U16M with Gen II Astrodon Filters Distance: Approx 5000-6000 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Emission Nebula
Exposure: 70 minutes each rgb Position: R.A. 18 hr 20 min , Dec -16010'
Processed using PixInsight Date: June 2015
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/CCDSoft/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village