Stacks Image 191

The Milky Way around M16 and M17

About this object

This image is a wide field view of the area around M16 and M17 in the constellation Sagittarius. M16 is the bright red nebula near the upper center part of the image. M17 is near the lower center part of the image.

Image Details

  • Optics : Canon 350D with Canon 70-200mm L series lens@200mm f6.3
  • Mount: Astrotrac portable pier system
  • Camera: Modified Canon 350D
  • Filters:
  • Exposure: (16) 5min exposures
  • Camera/Mount Control: Nebulosity for camera control
  • Location: Stellarvue Dark Sky Party, Likely CA
  • Date: July 2011
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