M 17 - The Swan Nebula

Date:          June 2nd 2000          

Location:     Boon Michigan     

Equipment: 5" f9 refractor, G11, Taurus Tracker III, ST4    

Conditions: Very dark and transparent - best I remember in Michigan    

Film:           Kodak Ektapress PJ400        

Exposure:   60 minutes  

Comments: I was very happy when I took this negative from the developer.  This shot tells me that the new refractor is going to be an astrograph!