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M17 : Swan Nebula in Sagittarius

Photograph of M17

M17 is the nebulous patch to left of center in this photograph. Know as the Swan or Omega nebula it is located a short distance from M16.

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Additional information about this object can be found on the SEDS website

Photograph Information
Date06.29.2008, 06.30.2008
LocationFlint Hills of Kansas
TelescopeAP130 @ f4.5 using AP .75 telecompressor
CameraCanon 350D, Hutech modified type I
ExposureStack of 30, 5 minute exposures at ISO 800
NotesExcellent transparancy on 6.29, very good the 30th.

Calibrated with bias, dark and flat frames.
Initial RAW conversion, registration and stacking in IRIS.
Noise reduction in PixInsight LE 1.02 Additional adjustments in Photoshop CS2

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