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Contains:  M 1, Crab nebula, NGC 1952
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M1 Crab Nebula, 


            Mike Pelzel
M1 Crab Nebula

M1 Crab Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2831x1936

Dates:Jan. 15, 2019Jan. 16, 2019Jan. 25, 2019

Astrodon 3nm OIII: 25x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 5nm Ha: 26x900" -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 5nm SII: 28x900" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 19.8 hours

Darks: ~25

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~25

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 12.59 days

Avg. Moon phase: 70.05%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00 job: 2495948

RA center: 5h 34' 31"

DEC center: +22° 1' 1"

Pixel scale: 1.667 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 268.584 degrees

Field radius: 0.794

Locations: Home, Virginia Beach, VA, None

Data source: Backyard


I finally have all the equipment up and running, now with a PrimaLuce Labs Eagle 3. My first test image was the Crab, mostly due to position in the sky, and needing a narrowband object due to the moon. Overall, fairly happy with the image, but would like to get some RGB to get a richer background.



Mike Pelzel
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M1 Crab Nebula, 


            Mike Pelzel