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Messier 17 - NGC 6618

"Swan Nebula"

  • TYPE:  Emission Nebula/Open Cluster
  • RA: 18h 20.8'
  • DEC:  -16degrees 11'
  • SIZE:  46' X 37'
  • VISUAL MAGNITUDE:  7.0
  • SURFACE BRIGHTNESS:  9.3
  • CONSTELLATION:  Sagittaruis
  • DISTANCE:  5000  Light Years
  • DIAMETER:  75 Light Years

IMAGING INFORMATION

  • TELESCOPE:  Celestron C-14, FL 2800 mm, Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector on a Parramount GT1100
  • REDUCER/CORRECTOR:  OPTEC 0.5 Reducer, NGF-S w/SmartFocus
  • CAMERA:  Santa Barbara Instruments, ST-8 Digital (Thermoelectrically cooled)
  • ADAPTIVE OPTICS:  Santa Barbara Instruments, AO-7
  • FILTER(S):  None
  • CCD COOLING TEMPERATURE:  -5 C
  • BINNING/RESOLUTION: 1 X1 (1530 X 1020)
  • EXPOSURE TIME:  30 minutes
  • NUMBER OF IMAGES:  1
  • FILM SPEED:  None
  • DATE/TIME:  08-07-2004 / 05:21:31.011 UTC
  • LOCATION:  Valley Center, San Diego County, California
  • TEMPERATURE:  Unknown
  • HUMIDITY: Unknown

 

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