The Crab Nebula, Messier 1 (M1, NGC 1952), is the most famous and conspicuous
supernova remnant, an expanding cloud of gas created in the explosion of a star
(supernova) that was observed in the year 1054 AD. It shines as a nebula of
magnitude 8.4 near the southern "horn" of Taurus, the Bull. It has apparent
dimensions of 6 x 4 arc minutes and is about 6,400 light years away.
Date: Jan 3,16 2009
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Meade LX200R at f/7.87
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera/Filters: Apogee Alta U8300 FLI CFW-2-7 FLI Filters
Guiding: Orion Starshoot Autoguider in Orion ST-80
Exposure: Luminance: 8x5 minutes 2x2, R:3x5 min G:4x5 min B:4x8 min Ha: 9X5 min
all binned 3x3 for a total of 2.5 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done
using Maxim DL with subsequent processing using Photoshop.
I combined the HA and R subs in Photoshop to create the Red layer for this image.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA
M1 The Crab Nebula