M1 : The Crab Nebulae

Photographs by Andy Strappazzon

 

 


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Messier Number:
M1


NGC Number:
NGC 1952


Common Name:
The Crab Nebulae


Constellation:
Taurus


Distance from Earth:
6500 light years


Visual Magnitude:
8.4


Size:
420″ × 290″


Rate:

Description:
The Crab Nebula (catalogue designations M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A) is a supernova remnant and pulsar wind nebula in the constellation of Taurus. The nebula was first observed by John Bevis, and corresponds to a bright supernova recorded by Chinese and Arab astronomers in 1054. (Wikipedia)

Deepskystacker Live Results:








Date Taken:
14 February 2009


Location:
Belgium - Biesmerée

Weather:
Temp = -3°C


Equipment:
Skywatcher HEq5 Pro
Skywatcher 80ed

Canon 350D unfiltred


Exposure Specs:
Lights: 40(over 90)x90 sec @ 800ISO
Darks: 39x90 sec
Flats: 40 
Offsets: 46

Total Exposure: 1h


Processed with:
Deepskystacker
Adobe Photoshop CS 2

 

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