M17, NGC 6618.  "The Omega Nebula"
The Omega Nebula is between 5,000 and 6,000 light-years from Earth and it spans some 15 light-years in diameter.  It is considered one of the
brightest and most massive star-forming regions of our galaxy.
                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                                                     
Camera: A Gary Honis modified Canon EOS
T3i.                                                                                                                                                                   
Six 600 sec exposures.                                                                                                           
ISO-800.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Scope: Astro Tech AT111 w/0.8 reducer/flattener.                                                                                                                                                               
Mount: Astro Physics AP900GEM.                                                                                                                                                                                       
Guide: WO 80mm scope, Star Light Express Lodestar guide camera & PHD guide SW.                                                                                             
Image: Stacked in DeepSky Stacker and Adjusted in Photoshop CS6.



                                            
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