Messier 17 - The Omega / Swan NebulaDescription and EXIF
Photographer: Scott MacNeill
Messier 17 - The Omega / Swan Nebula
Here is a stunning shot I captured of Messier 17 - The Omega / Swan Nebula. Messier 17 is a huge star forming nebula (H II region) residing at 5,000 light years distant with a diameter of 15 light years. Similar to the Orion Nebula, M17 has a blue reflection nebula, dark nebula, and red emissions nebula. Messier 17 is found in the constellation Sagittarius. I snapped this at Frosty Drew Observatory in Charlestown, Rhode Island, USA.
Camera: Canon 60D MagicLantern
Exposure: 60 seconds x 18 frames.
This is a median composite.