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M17, 



    
        

            Ivaylo Stoynov
M17
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M17

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M17, 



    
        

            Ivaylo Stoynov
M17
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M17

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 20, 2012
Frames:
19×420(2h 13′) ISO1600
Integration:
2h 13′
Avg. Moon age:
1.30 days
Avg. Moon phase:
1.89%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 6679920

RA center: 18h21m03s.4

DEC center: -16°0914

Pixel scale: 4.125 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 181.298 degrees

Field radius: 1.170 degrees

Resolution: 1733x1080

File size: 2.3 MB

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

https://www.astrophotography.app/

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M17, 



    
        

            Ivaylo Stoynov

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