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Contains:  M 1, Crab nebula, NGC 1952
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Messier 1 in Taurus: the Crab Nebula, 


            Steve Milne
Messier 1 in Taurus: the Crab Nebula

Messier 1 in Taurus: the Crab Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 3346x2637

Dates:Dec. 15, 2018

Astrodon Ha 3nm: 24x1200" bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3nm: 24x1200" bin 1x1
SII 3nm: 24x1200" bin 1x1

Integration: 24.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.40 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.23% job: 2418554

RA center: 83.632 degrees

DEC center: 22.025 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.744 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 269.810 degrees

Field radius: 0.440 degrees

Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Unknown


Messier 1 (NGC 1952) – the Crab Nebula - is a supernova remnant approximately 6,500 light years away in the constellation of Taurus. The initial explosion was so bright that it could be seen on Earth during daylight; the supernova was first recorded as a ‘guest star’ by Chinese skywatchers on 4 July 1054. It was then lost until it was rediscovered by British astronomer John Bevis in 1731. Messier observed the nebula on 12 September 1758. (Information adapted from: O’Meara, SJ, The Messier Objects: Second Edition: Cambridge University Press – 2014.)

M1 was imaged between 17 November and 15 December 2018 from a remote imaging rig in Spain owned and operated by Barry Wilson and Steve Milne.
Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: TEC140
Camera: QSI 690
Filters: Astrodon NB 3nm
Mount: 10 Micron GM2000HPS

SII: 24 x 1200s
Ha: 24 x 1200s
OIII: 24 x 1200s

A total of 24 hours exposure.

Data Capture: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
Image Processing: Steve Milne



Steve Milne
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Messier 1 in Taurus: the Crab Nebula, 


            Steve Milne