Image taken at Clayton Bay, South Australia

Equipment - GSO RC12. PME and STXL11002

Guiding - AOX

Software - MaximDL 6, Focusmax V4, SkyX, CCDautopilot 5

LHaOIIIRGB 14 hours

Processed in CCD stack and Photoshop CS6

Object -M17 is located in the constellation of Sagittarius at a distance of around 5000-6000 light years.

Also known as the Omega or Swan nebula. The omega nebula is about 15 light years in diameter and contains 800 solar masses.