M17 - The Swan Nebula

Emission  nebula in Sagittarius (Also known as the Omega Nebula)



Optics Celestron 80ED @ f/7.5, guided with an 8" LX200 Classic @ f/5.9
Mount LX200
Camera Starlight Xpress MX7-C
Filter IDAS LPR light pollution filter
Exposure 130 minutes over two nights @ 8 min. subs
Processing Acquired in AstroArt3, Deconvolution, DDP. , final work in Photoshop7
Date 08.08.05 and 08.09.05
Location Elk Grove, CA
Notes Seeing and transparency average.   Probably could have used more time, but it moves behind the trees too quickly this time of year.