Mountain Swan

Mountain Swan

M17 (NGC 6618) the Swan Nebula in Sagittarius
Sketch and Details by Dan Israël

Object Name M17
Object Type Emission nebula
Location Molines-en-Queyras, France
Date 20/08/09

This sketch was made in a small hamlet in the French Alps (elevation 1900m), using a 250mm Dobsonian telescope with a 13mm wide field eyepiece (92 X) and an Oxygen-III filter. The sketch was made on the spot with graphite pencils on white paper.



2 thoughts on “Mountain Swan”

  1. Dan,

    This is an excellent capture of the Swan nebula.
    You can really see how this emission nebula extends out beyond the check mark.

    Frank 🙂

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