Object: Crab Nebula, M1
Date: December 1, 2003
Equipment: 10" SCT at F/6.3, HX916 CCD, G11 mount, ST-4 autoguider
Exposure: LRGB 120:30:30:30 minutes. L binned 1x1, RGB binned 2x2
Processing: Photoshop
Comments: Taken over four nights with some clouds, dew, collimation problems.
Description: Located in the Taurus constellation, Crab Nebula is a result of an exploded star, also known as a supernova. This explosion occurred in 1054AD, and was observed and recorded all over the world. According to some accounts it was so bright that it was visible during daytime for over three weeks. It is approximately 6 thousand light years from Earth.

Copyright 2003 Paul Kanevsky