ASTRO IMAGES By Doug Wheeland


                M 17 - Nebula in Sagittarius

M 17                     EQUIPMENT
Telescope ----  12.5" RCOS RC at 114" FL
Mount --------  Astro-Physics AP1200
Camera -------  SBIG ST8E/CFW8
Guided -------  SBIG AO7

21 Aug. 2003
60 min. Total
5 min. Sub-Exposures
Red Filtered
Acquired Using MaxIm CCD

Data Reduction Using MaxIm DL
Finished Using Adobe Photo Shop

Star Ranch Road Observatory
South Western Colorado Springs
Elevation 6500 Feet


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Also know as "The Swan", "The Omega Nebula" and "The Horseshoe Nebula", this object is 5000 light years distant and 20 light years across.

All Images Copyright Douglas R. Wheeland (c)2003

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