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


            Elisabeth Milne
Messier 1 in Taurus
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Messier 1 in Taurus

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:TEC 140/980

Imaging cameras:Moravian Instruments Moravian G2-8300

Mounts:Mesu 200

Guiding telescopes or lenses:TEC 140/980


Filters:Astrodon 5nm HaBaader Planetarium O3Baader BBaader GBaader R

Dates:Feb. 19, 2020

Astrodon 5nm Ha: 33x900" bin 1x1
Baader B: 6x900" bin 1x1
Baader G: 6x900" bin 1x1
Baader R: 6x900" bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium O3: 31x900" bin 1x1

Integration: 20.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.68 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.84%

Basic astrometry details job: 3283343

RA center: 5h 34' 33"

DEC center: +22° 1' 22"

Pixel scale: 0.917 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 90.040 degrees

Field radius: 0.379 degrees

Resolution: 2322x1862

Locations: Les Granges, Étoile-Saint-Cyrice, France

Data source: Own remote observatory


Messier 1 is around 6,500 light years away in the constellation of Taurus. It is a remnant from a star that went supernova in 1054. At this time it could be seen during the daytime. It was 're-discovered' by Dr J Bevis in 1731. Charles Messier observed it on 12 September 1758.

M1 was photographed from a dual TEC 140 rig located at Les Granges - Olly Penrice's facility in the Haut Alpes, France. The final date of data capture was 19 February 2020. This is a bicolour HOO image to which RGB stars have been added.

Capture Details:

Telescopes: TEC 140 x 2
Mount: Mesu 200
Cameras: Atik 460 (RGB, OIII); Moravian G2-8300 (Ha)

Ha: 33 x 900s
OIII: 31 x 900s
Red: 6 x 900s
Green: 6 x 900s
Blue: 6 x 900s

Total integration time: 20 hours and 30 minutes

Data: Olly Penrice; Tom O'Donoghue; Elisabeth Milne; Steve Milne
Processing: Elisabeth Milne



Elisabeth Milne
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  • Messier 1 in Taurus, 


            Elisabeth Milne
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    Messier 1 in Taurus, 


            Elisabeth Milne


Description: Improved stars.

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Messier 1 in Taurus, 


            Elisabeth Milne

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