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Exposures: L 12×360 Bin 1, RGB 12×180 Bin 2 Telescope: Takahashi TOA-130 Camera: QSI 683 Mount: AP900 Distance: 5,000 Light Years                                Magnitude: 6.0                                                        Size: 11 Arc-minutes                                             Age: Approx. 1 Million Years Messier 17 is an emission nebula in the constellation Sagittarius. M17 is also known as the Omega, Swan, or Lobster nebula and lies […]

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