Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Crab nebula  ·  M 1  ·  NGC 1952

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    Crab Nebula, 


            Vlad Onoprienko
    Crab Nebula
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    Crab Nebula

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    Imaging telescopes or lenses: 9" MK "Santel"

    Imaging cameras: QSI 640i

    Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ8

    Filters: Astrodon SII 3nm  ·  Astrodon O-III 3nm  ·  Baader Planerarium 7 nm H-Alpha  ·  Baader RGB Filters

    Accessory: Starlight Xpress Off Axis Guider  ·  Starlight Xpress Lodestar  ·  Starlight Xpress Fliter Wheel

    Dates:Jan. 3, 2020Jan. 16, 2020Jan. 19, 2020Jan. 31, 2020Feb. 16, 2020Feb. 18, 2020

    Baader Planerarium 7 nm H-Alpha: 18x1800" bin 1x1
    Astrodon O-III 3nm: 20x1800" bin 1x1
    Baader RGB Filters: 48x300" bin 1x1
    Astrodon SII 3nm: 12x1800" bin 1x1

    Integration: 29.0 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 17.71 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 41.18%

    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 3300376

    RA center: 5h 34' 31"

    DEC center: +22° 1' 1"

    Pixel scale: 0.510 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 0.501 degrees

    Field radius: 0.190 degrees

    Resolution: 1880x1918

    Data source: Traveller


    The Crab Nebula is a supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus. The current name is due to William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, who observed the object in 1840 using a 36-inch telescope and produced a drawing that looked somewhat like a crab. Corresponding to a bright supernova recorded by Chinese astronomers in 1054, the nebula was observed later by English astronomer John Bevis in 1731. The nebula was the first astronomical object identified with a historical supernova explosion.

    SHORGB. Total 29 hours.


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    Crab Nebula, 


            Vlad Onoprienko

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