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Contains:  Omega nebula, M 17, NGC 6618
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Messier 17 - The Swan Nebula, 


            Salvatore Grasso
Messier 17 - The Swan Nebula

Messier 17 - The Swan Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Astro-Tech RC8

Imaging camera:SBIG ST-8300M

Mount:Orion USA Atlas

Guiding telescope or lens:William Optics ZS80IIED

Guiding camera:Meade DSI C

Filters:Astrodon H-alpha 5nmAstrodon Tru-Balance Generation 2 E-Series - LRGB

Resolution: 1653x1244

Dates:July 20, 2011

Frames: 44x120"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 74.68% job: 98949

RA center: 275.215 degrees

DEC center: -16.201 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.372 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.293 degrees

Field radius: 0.394 degrees

Locations: Backyard , Sarasota , Florida, United States


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Salvatore Grasso
License: Attribution-NoDerivs Creative Commons

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Messier 17 - The Swan Nebula, 


            Salvatore Grasso