M17 - Swan or Omega Nebula

Image taken at Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - GSO RC8, with QSI583WSG

Guiding - QSI OAG and Orion Star Shoot Autoguider.

Ha R G B -150, 45 45 45 (15 minute sub exposures)

Darks, flats and biases applied

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS3

Object - The Swan or Omega nebula is an emission nebula located at a distance of around 5000-6000 light years from Earth. It has a diameter of around 40 light years and contains around 800 solar masses of gas and dust.

Notes - Not sure about the orange stars being a bit yellow.