Friday, July 29, 2016

M17 - The Omega Nebula

The Omega Nebula (M17) is vast star forming region similar to the nearby Eagle Nebula (M16), imaged a few weeks ago, and the Orion Nebula (M42), imaged in January. It is named omega because parts of it resembles the Greek letter omega when looking at it through a telescope. Good eyes can spot this in a dark location on a very clear night.  It is about 5,000 light-years distance compared to 1,300 light-years for Orion.  Number 32 for the Messier Objects with an ED80.



M17 - The Omega Nebula
Location: Happy Frog Observatory, Monroe, CT
Date/Time: 07/27/16 11:30 pm
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T3i, Backyard EOS
Telescope: Orion ED80 80mm f/7.5 Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Barlow: None
Focal Length: 600mm
Mount: Orion Sirius EQ-G GoTo Telescope Mount
Filter: Astronomik CLS, 2" (48mm)
Autoguiding: QHY-5L-II-M attached to and Orion Short Tube 80mm
Exposure: 22 x 180 sec (66 min)
ISO: 800
Temp: 37 C
Post Processing: Deep Sky Stacker, Photoshop, Lightroom

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