M17-The Omega Nebula, The Swan Nebula

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M17, NGC6618
Constellation: Sagittarius - The Archer
Type: Diffuse Nebula
Position: RA:18h20.8m 
Magnitude: 7
Exposure: Taken 7-17-04
9 X 300 sec. ISO 400.
Processing: Raw images converted to 16bit TIFs, dark subtracted and stacked (min/max excluded average) in ImagesPlus.
Levels and curves adjusted in Photoshop.
Equipment: Meade 10" LX-50 f/10
Canon Digital Rebel 300D (pre mod)
IDAS LPS filter
Losmandy G-11 Gemini mount
ToUcam Pro webcam running Steve Barkes' GuideDog autoguiding software
Celestron Guidescope
Notes: None

Locator Chart

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Chart copyright Steven Tuma and Dean Williams - Deepsky Astronomy Software

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