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


            Carl Weber
M 17 The Omega Nebula
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M 17 The Omega Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics GT71

Imaging cameras: ZWO Optical ASI 1600-MM PRO COOLED

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Guiding cameras: ZWO Optical ASI 1600-MM PRO COOLED

Focal reducers: William Optics Flat 6A

Software: Adobe Lightroom  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Adobe Photoshop 2019  ·  PixInsight  ·  Software Bisque Sky X Pro Software Bisque SkyX

Filters: Astronomik LRGBHaOIIISII

Accessory: MoonLite Moonlight Focuser w/High Res Stepper Motor

Dates:June 9, 2019

Frames: 160x300"

Integration: 13.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 6.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 41.57%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2863672

RA center: 18h 20' 46"

DEC center: -16° 11' 2"

Pixel scale: 2.298 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 260.016 degrees

Field radius: 0.542 degrees

Resolution: 1201x1198

Locations: SkyStar Observatory, Ramona, CA, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


This is a different take on an old friend. My OIII subs were just terrible with noise, so I made this as an HSS. I really liked how it made the roiling dusty clouds stand out as kind of a shell around the interior blue gas clouds. It gave it a 3D effect.



Carl Weber
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M 17 The Omega Nebula, 


            Carl Weber