M17 Omega Nebula

NGC6618 Messier 17 or the Omega Nebula is an H II region in the constellation Sagittarius about 5,000-6,000 light-years from Earth. This image was taken on the first clear night after a long spell of poor weather.

Camera Nikon D50 Scope ED127
Mount EQ6-Pro Guiding WO Megrez 72FD, PHD, QHY5
Exposure 12x2 mins + flats + darks. ISO 800 Location Donvale
Date 2009-07-25    
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