Imaging telescope or lens: GSO 6" f/4 Imaging Newtonian Telescope
Imaging camera: ZWO Optical ASI1600MM-Cool Pro
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
Guiding telescope or lens: TS-Optics Deluxe 50 mm Guidescope
Guiding camera: ALccd / QHYCCD ALccd/QHY 5L-IIc
Focal reducer: GPU Pal Gyulai GPU 2" Aplanatic Coma Corrector
Accessory: ZWO Optical ZWO 5x1.25 MiniEFW
Dates: Nov. 14, 2017
Integration: 1.9 hours
Avg. Moon age: 25.79 days
Avg. Moon phase: 15.02%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00
Astrometry.net job: 1816658
RA center: 83.632 degrees
DEC center: 22.014 degrees
Pixel scale: 0.614 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 2.820 degrees
Field radius: 0.320 degrees
Locations: Home, Odenthal, Deutschland, Germany
Second target yesterday. Great to see what details this camera can produce even with these short exposures
Quote from Eric Solis (which I find a great description of this target):
The Crab Nebula is a very exciting but odd-looking object. I find it fascinating that something so beautiful (and strange) had an incredibly violent birth: the nebula we see today is the remnant of a super nova whose explosion in the year 1054AD was so violent that it suddenly appeared as the brightest object in the sky, so bright it was visible during the day.
Complete rework. I was frustrated at the loss of details in my processing so I tried a different approach
Decided to work a bit on a closeup. Had some blown out pixel and decided to do it a bit more artistic and use the smudge tool :D Still not very happy with the color, it looks a bit to "candy style"
desaturated a bit to get rid of the candy look. still the red is a bit to magenta but with selective colors I get nasty pixel artifacts...
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