Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  M 17  ·  NGC 6618  ·  Omega nebula
Swan Nebula, 


            Dylan Woodbrey
Swan Nebula
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Swan Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Nexstar 6SE

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS Rebel T3

Mounts: Celestron Nexstar 6SE/8SE

Software: Deep Sky Stacker

Filters: Homemade Light Pollution Removal Filter

Dates:June 27, 2014

Frames: 24x20" ISO6400

Integration: 0.1 hours

Darks: ~6

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 0.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.03%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 307560

RA center: 18h 20' 51"

DEC center: -16° 8' 42"

Pixel scale: 0.555 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -20.311 degrees

Field radius: 0.370 degrees

Resolution: 620x384

Locations: Backyard, Magna Utah, Magna, Utah, United States


The Swan Nebula, taken with a Nexstar 6se, Canon T3, and my homemade light pollution filter. The image is very noisy because I was limited to a small amount of sub frames, and had to use high ISO because my mount doesn't track very well.



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    Swan Nebula, 


            Dylan Woodbrey
  • Swan Nebula, 


            Dylan Woodbrey

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Swan Nebula, 


            Dylan Woodbrey