M17 The Swan Nebula in Sagitarius

The Swan Nebula is also known as the Omega Nebula. This is by far my favorite of all nebulae in the sky.
All detail seen here can be fully resolved in my 18" Obsession, although the brilliant red colors are missing. Still, a view of the original photons, is nothing short of breathtaking.
C11 SCT F6.3, 25 min exposure on K Gold 1000
M17 is a large, very bright, nebula with a large 9' by 9' bright open cluster of stars containing about 40 members. The nebula measures 75 light years across and is 5900 light years distant.