M17

M 17.

M17 is a star factory about 5500 light years distance in Sagittarius. Stellar winds and energetic light from hot massive stars have formed this interesting nebula.

F. O. V.   40 x 40 min of arc.

Telescope.   Orion optics UK AG12.

Camera.   S Big ST4000 XCM OSC CCD.

Exposure and Date.   31 x 300 sec.   Aug 2022.

Location.   (Wiruna) Ilford N.S.W.