Location of photoDeBary, FL
Date/Time of photoApril 25, 2009
EquipmentImaging scope was Orion ED80
Canon Rebel XT - Hap Griffin Modified
40 x 120s & 8 x 300s
Guided with PHD & EQMOD
IP Vista Camera Control, IP 3.75, PS CS3
DescriptionThe Omega Nebula Messier 17 (M17, NGC 6618), also called the Swan Nebula, the Horseshoe Nebula, or (especially on the southern hemisphere) the Lobster Nebula, is a region of star formation and shines by excited emission, caused by the higher energy radiation of young stars.