Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Sagittarius (Sgr)  ·  Contains:  M 17  ·  NGC 6618  ·  Omega nebula
M17 - Omega Nebula, 



    
        

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M17 - Omega Nebula
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M17 - Omega Nebula

M17 - Omega Nebula, 



    
        

            Derryk
M17 - Omega Nebula
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M17 - Omega Nebula

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Tech AT10RCT
Imaging Cameras
SBIG STF-8300M
Mounts
Astro-Physics 1100GTO
Filters
Astrodon Ha 5nm
Accessories
MoonLite CSL Focuser
Software
Sequence Generator Pro · PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Astro-Tech AT10RCT
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY5III174 M

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 2, 2018
Frames:
28×900(7h)
Integration:
7h
Avg. Moon age:
17.12 days
Avg. Moon phase:
93.87%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3266499

RA center: 18h20m56s.4

DEC center: -16°1026

Pixel scale: 0.280 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.764 degrees

Field radius: 0.320 degrees

Resolution: 6600x4900

File size: 14.1 MB

Locations: Home Observatory, Campbell, CA, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Also known as the Swan Nebula, M17 is an emission nebula in the constellation Sagittarius located at an estimated distance of about 5,500 light-years away.

Taken in May 2018 over multiple nights from Campbell, CA, USA. Sky: 18.80 mag/arcsec^2



Total integration: 7 hours (420 mins)



Details, Equipment, & Software:

Telescope: Astro-Tech AT10RCT (FL2000mm f/8)

Camera: SBIG STF-8300m (-10°C)

Filter: Astrodon 36mm H-α 5nm

Guide: OAG-8300 with QHY5III174

Focuser: Moonlite CSL w/ high res stepper motor

Mount: Astro-Physics AP1100GTO

Capture: Sequence Generator Pro

Frames:

Astrodon H-α: 28x900s

Stacking/Final Processing: Pixinsight

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M17 - Omega Nebula, 



    
        

            Derryk