M17, The Swan Nebula

Date   07/30/2006
Conditions   20.37 mags/sq arcsec at zenith
Scope   Vixen VC200LDG @ f/6.4
Optics   Baader UV-IR Cut Filter
Camera   Canon 350D (IR modified)
Exposure   26 x 5 min, ISO 800
Processing   ImagesPlus 2.80beta5 dark/flat/bias calibration, stacking, DDP; PS CS2, curves, noise reduction, sharpening;
Notes   Also known as the Omega Nebula or the Horseshoe Nebula this bright emission nebula is about 5700 light years distant.
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