Astronomy and astrophotography under California stars
M16 and M17
The Eagle and Swan Nebulae
M16 (Eagle Nebula) and M17 (Swan or Omega Nebula) taken with a Canon EOS 60Da and 200mm lens. Click the image for a larger version.
Other Names/Objects M16 (Eagle Nebula), M17 (Swan, Omega, or Lobster Nebula)
Optics Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II Lens at f/3.2
Mount Astro-Physics 900-GTO German Equatorial Go-To Mount
Camera Canon EOS 60Da DSLR
Exposure 30 minutes (10 x 3 minutes) at ISO 800
Calibration 10 darks | 0 flats | 0 bias
Air Temperature 70°F
Accessories Autoguided with Deep Sky Instruments RC10C, Astrodon MMOAG, and SBIG ST-i camera
Location CaliforniaStars Observatory in Landers, California
Date May 13, 2012
Notes Processing: Canon EOS Utility for framing and capturing. Calibrate, align and combine in ImagesPlus v4.75. Curves, saturation, sharpen, crop, resize, and JPG compression in Photoshop CS4.

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