Horsehead M17
The Omega Nebula

Date: September 12, 2001
Exposure: RRGB : 13 x 300s R, 13 x 300s G, 13 x 360s B
Processing: MaxIm for DDP and color combine, CCDSharp (1 iteration of each individual layer), Stretch, PMView for color balance, Photoshop 5.5 for JPG web conversion
Conditions: Good clear night, Mag 4 Skies
Scope: Vixen 102mm Flourite, f/6.5, 2.288 arcsec/pix measured with TheSky
Camera: SBIG ST-237A, -10°, Vixen 6.3 Focal Reducer
Comments: This object took a lot of time to get enough signal to produce a recognizable image. I will try it again with the C14 @ f/7.2 and the ST-8E.