Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  M 17  ·  NGC 6618  ·  Omega nebula
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M17, 



    
        

            Ivaylo Stoynov
M17
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M17

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics ZS 110

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i

Mounts: Takahashi EM-200

Guiding telescopes or lenses: William Optics ZS 66SD

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI I Pro

Focal reducers: William Optics FF/FR III 0.8x

Software: DeepSkyStacker  ·  PHD guiding  ·  photoshop  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool


Dates:July 20, 2012

Frames: 19x420" ISO1600

Integration: 2.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.30 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.89%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 139554

RA center: 18h 21' 3"

DEC center: -16° 9' 10"

Pixel scale: 4.127 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.193 degrees

Field radius: 1.170 degrees


Resolution: 1733x1080

Locations: Rozhen National Observatory, Rozhen, Bulgaria

Data source: Traveller

Description

M17 imaged from a site 1730m above sea level, with very good seeing and quite dark sky. No calibration, only dithering is used.

This image was published in the October 2012 issue of "Astronomy Now" magazine :)

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