Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  Checkmark Nebula  ·  IC 4706  ·  IC 4707  ·  Lobster Nebula  ·  M 17  ·  NGC 6618  ·  Swan Nebula  ·  omega Nebula
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Messier 17, narrow band, 



    
        

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Messier 17, narrow band
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Messier 17, narrow band

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Messier 17, narrow band, 



    
        

            JNieto
Messier 17, narrow band
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Messier 17, narrow band

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Astro-Physics 130 EDFGT

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 ws

Mounts: ASA DDM60Pro

Software: MaximDL  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: OIII 5nm  ·  Astrodon H-alpha 5nm


Dates:July 21, 2020

Frames: 133x600" (22h 10')

Integration: 22h 10'

Avg. Moon age: 0.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.77%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4071934

RA center: 18h 20' 56"

DEC center: -16° 5' 20"

Pixel scale: 1.134 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 273.664 degrees

Field radius: 0.544 degrees


Resolution: 2371x2515

Locations: Observatorio "Mar de la Frau", Cambrils, Spain

Data source: Backyard

Description

Messier 17, also known as the Swan nebula or the Omega nebula, is a bright emission nebula at about 5500 light years from here, in Sagittarius. Taken with narrow band filters to overcome the light pollution in my area.

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Messier 17, narrow band, 



    
        

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