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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  M 17, NGC 6618, Omega nebula
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M17 Bi Colour 2 panel mosaic, 


            George Varouhakis
M17 Bi Colour 2 panel mosaic
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M17 Bi Colour 2 panel mosaic

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher ED 80 Black Diamond

Imaging cameras: SBIG ST2000XM ST2000XM

Mounts: SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM

Filters: Astronomik 6nm OIII  ·  Astrnomik 6nm HA  ·  Astrodon LRGB

Accessory: ZWO 60mm Guide Scope

Dates:June 27, 2016June 28, 2016June 29, 2016

Astrnomik 6nm HA: 32x900" -5C bin 1x1
Astronomik 6nm OIII: 32x900" bin 1x1
Astrodon LRGB: 96x60" bin 1x1

Integration: 17.6 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~40

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 22.95 days

Avg. Moon phase: 41.66%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

Basic astrometry details job: 1151751

RA center: 18h 20' 37"

DEC center: -16° 7' 33"

Pixel scale: 4.117 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.506 degrees

Field radius: 0.872 degrees

Resolution: 942x1200

Locations: Backyard, Sydney, NSW, Australia


I had a lot of trouble processing this image, I couldn't get the background or the RGB stars quite right.

The image was processed90%in Pixinsight with touch up in PS

As always comments and critiques are welcome.

Thanks for looking



George Varouhakis
License: None (All rights reserved)


  • M17 Bi Colour 2 panel mosaic, 


            George Varouhakis
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    M17 Bi Colour 2 panel mosaic, 


            George Varouhakis

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M17 Bi Colour 2 panel mosaic, 


            George Varouhakis