M17 – Omega Nebula | Garrett Grainger

Photographer
Garrett Grainger
Email
ggrainger@beachastronomy.com
Location of photo
DeBary, FL
Date/Time of photo
April 25, 2009
Equipment
Imaging scope was Orion ED80 Canon Rebel XT - Hap Griffin Modified 40 x 120s & 8 x 300s Guided with PHD & EQMOD IDAS LPS IP Vista Camera Control, IP 3.75, PS CS3
Description
The 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.
Website
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