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Photographer:

Garrett Grainger

Email:

ggrainger@beachastronomy.com

Location of Photo:

DeBary, FL

Date/Time of photo:

April 25, 2009

Equipment:

Imaging scope was Orion ED80 Canon Rebel XT - Hap Griffin Modified 40 x 120s & 8 x 300s Guided with PHD & EQMOD IDAS LPS IP Vista Camera Control, IP 3.75, PS CS3

Description:

The Omega Nebula Messier 17 (M17, NGC 6618), also called the Swan Nebula, the Horseshoe Nebula, or (especially on the southern hemisphere) the Lobster Nebula, is a region of star formation and shines by excited emission, caused by the higher energy radiation of young stars.

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www.beachastronomy.com

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