Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Crab nebula  ·  M 1  ·  NGC 1952
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M1 (The Crab Nebula), 


            Eric Solís
M1 (The Crab Nebula)
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M1 (The Crab Nebula)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Omni 150XLT

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Mounts: Celestron Advanced VX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guide Scope with helical focusing

Guiding cameras: Orion Star Shoot Autoguider Pro

Focal reducers: Badder Baader MPCC Mark III

Software: PHD2  ·  PixInsight  ·  Luc Coiffier's DSS

Filters: ZWO B 36mm  ·  ZWO G 36mm  ·  ZWO R 36mm  ·  ZWO L 36mm

Accessory: ZWO EFW 36mm  ·  Celestron StarSense AutoAlign

Dates:Nov. 18, 2017

ZWO B 36mm: 10x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO G 36mm: 10x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO L 36mm: 30x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
ZWO R 36mm: 10x120" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.00%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 32.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1840951

RA center: 5h 34' 34"

DEC center: +22° 0' 57"

Pixel scale: 1.040 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 308.231 degrees

Field radius: 0.197 degrees

Resolution: 955x971


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.

This is my first time capturing the Crab Nebula, and the first object I captured with my new ZWO ASI1600MM Pro. It could use more time and refinement as I've learned much about imaging with the camera since taking this first image, but I think I got what I could out of the data I had on hand.



  • M1 (The Crab Nebula), 


            Eric Solís
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    M1 (The Crab Nebula), 


            Eric Solís


Description: Just a crop to reveal more nebula detail without having to zoom in.

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M1 (The Crab Nebula), 


            Eric Solís