Simcoe Skies Astronomy

M17 - The Swan Nebula

M17 - The Swan Nebula (also know as the Omega Nebula) - NGC 6618

Magnitude: 6.0
Size: 11.0' x 11.0' Location: Sagittarius
Date: May 27/06
Exposures: 75
Exposure length: 10 seconds
Amp on setting: OFF
Brightness: 87
Gain: 57
Gamma: 0
K3 Brightness Level Meter: 255 (star saturated) Filters: Orion Skyglow Filter Magnification: 0.6x Focal Reducer

Notes: Gamma set too low - should be increased to 50%.

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