M17 - The "Swan" (or "Omega") Nebula in Sagittarius

   
   
Telescope: Orion 120ED
Camera: Canon XS (Hutech modified); ISO 800; Raw capture
Mount:  Losmandy G-11
Exposures:  Ha: 21 @ 5 min; Color: 7 @ 5 min.
Note: I used an Astrodon 6nm filter for the Ha shots. The individual exposures were converted using Canon software. They were calibrated, aligned, and combined with ImagesPlus. The Ha and color images were aligned with RegiStar the final image was adjusted (Curves) in Photoshop CS2.
Taken from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota.
   
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