Optics: Celestron 8" Newtonian 1000mm F/4.9
Mount: Celestron CG-5 computerized German equatorial mount. Not guided.
Camera: Canon 500D modified w/ Astrodon UV/IR block filter.
Calibration: ISO 1600, 10 light, 15 dark, both @ 60s
Location: Mahogany Flats, Death Valley - Dark Sky Tour August 2012
Notes: At a distance of 5000 ~ 6000 light years away, the Swan Nebula is one of the biggest and brightest star forming regions in the Milky Way Galaxy.