Messier 17 - The Omega Nebula

 
Messier 17 in Sagittarius, also known as the Omega Nebula or Swan Nebula..

This is a 30 minute exposure through an 80mm refractor on Fuji ISO 800 35mm color print film. The 80mm refractor was "piggybacked" on a 10-inch Newtonian.

   
An enlargement of the above image

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