M17 – Omega Nebula

M17

  • Taken on 06/08/2014 – Moon was about 70% illuminated.
  • Ten 3 minute exposures
  • ISO800
  • Skywatcher HEQ5PRO Mount
  • GSO 8″ Newtonian f/5
  • Canon 450d w/ IR filter removed, GSO Coma Corrector
  • Orion starshoot autoguider
  • Imaging: BackyardEOS
  • Guiding: PHD2
  • PHD dithering switched on in BYE

Initial registration and stacking performed in DeepSkyStacker. The image is then saved in FITS format, and opened in PixInsight. I then followed some of this tutorial to do the post processing.

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