M17 – Omega Nebula

Subject: M17 - Omega Nebula
Telescope: Celestron CPC 800
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Technique: 1 light (30 seconds at 6400 ISO)
Prime focus. Noise reduction in Photoshop

Tonight was a spur of the moment night for astrophotography. Sarah and I were outside enjoying the Perseids when I realized it was the clearest night I’d had in months. So, I set up the telescope in the dark and took some quick shots. This was one of them.

As with my previous shot of the Andromeda Galaxy, here are a lot of things wrong with this picture such as the focus, star trailing, noise, and vignetting. These are mostly due to the fact that I basically just whipped out my telescope and started shooting without any preparation. I expect to get much better shots of the Omega Nebula in the future.

One comment to M17 – Omega Nebula

  • Astrophotography  says:

    […] if you are star hopping in the galactic core (which is very enjoyable). This, along with the Omega Nebula were the main reasons I decided I couldn’t skip tonight’s clear sky […]

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