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.
Additional information about this object can be found on the SEDS website
|Location||Flint Hills of Kansas|
|Telescope||AP130 @ f4.5 using AP .75 telecompressor|
|Camera||Canon 350D, Hutech modified type I|
|Exposure||Stack of 30, 5 minute exposures at ISO 800|
|Notes||Excellent 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