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M17, The Swan Nebulas

M17 (Messier 17) is commonly known as the "swan," which is upside down in this North up view. The swan is the brighter part of the nebula which visual observers can see more easily than the rest of the extensive nebulosity.


Photo info
  • Date/Time: 25 May 2020, 00:12 PDT
  • Location: Vanishing Point Observatory
  • Camera: Canon EOS RP (Hutech modified) @ ISO 800
  • Exposure: 36x300 sec.
  • Lens: Borg 100ED / Borg 1.04x flattener
  • Filter: IDAS NGS1
  • Mount: Losmandy Titan 50
  • Guiding: SBIG STV / Borg 45ED
  • Image Processing: Nebulosity/Lightroom