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The Swan Nebula

I hope you enjoy viewing this Ha, RGBL image of the Swan Nebula. This wonderful structure is located in the rich star-fields of Sagittarius. The Swan has a very high dynamic range an provides an exiting processing and photography challenges for any budding astrophotographers out there.


Imaging telescope: AG14 astrograph

Imaging camera: SX 9.2mp Sony SX814

Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX

Filters: Chroma narrow-band filters

#Astrophotography #Space

Magnitude: 6

Constellation: Sagittarius

Coordinates: RA 18h 20m 26s | Dec -16° 10′ 36″

Distance: 5,000-6,000 ly

Apparent dimensions (V): 11 arcmins

Designations: M17, Swan Nebula, Sharpless 45, RCW 160, Gum 81

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Taken on June 17, 2017