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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Checkmark Nebula, Eagle Nebula, IC 1283, IC 1284, IC 4701, IC 4715, IC 4725, Lobster Nebula, M 16, M 17, M 24, M 25, NGC 6611, NGC 6618, Small Sgr Star Cloud, Swan Nebula, The star 16Sgr, The star γSct, omega Nebula
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Milkyway, M17 region, QHY168C, 20200806, 


            Geert Vandenbulcke
Milkyway, M17 region, QHY168C, 20200806
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Milkyway, M17 region, QHY168C, 20200806

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Samyang 135 ED UMC F2

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY168C

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO CP3

Software: MaximDL  ·  PhotoShop  ·  Astro Pixel Processor

Filters: Optolong L-Pro 2"

Dates:Aug. 6, 2020

Frames: 10x120"

Integration: 0.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.47 days

Avg. Moon phase: 91.94%

Basic astrometry details job: 3735321

RA center: 18h 20' 42"

DEC center: -16° 18' 43"

Pixel scale: 19.534 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 5.965 degrees

Field radius: 6.597 degrees

Resolution: 1950x1453

Locations: Tranquility Base Observatory, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Data source: Backyard


These objects are low in the south for me, I have only a limited time frame to capture this.



Geert Vandenbulcke
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Milkyway, M17 region, QHY168C, 20200806, 


            Geert Vandenbulcke