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M1 - The Crab Nebula

M1 - The Crab Nebula

Date: 12/13/2012
Target: M1 - The Crab Nebula
Telescope: Orion 8" f/4.9
Camera: ST-8300M
Filters: LRGB
Exposures: L:R:G:B=85:50:50:50 (L=1x1,RGB=2x2)
Framing: North is Up
Sensor Temp: -15C
Location: Mocksville, NC
Seeing: 4/5
Transparency: 4/5
Start Time: 7:30PM
End Time: 2:30AM
Captured with Sequence Generator Pro, stacked using

DeepSkyStacker, processed in Photoshop.

From Wikipedia:
The Crab Nebula (catalogue designations M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A) is a supernova remnant and pulsar wind nebula in the constellation of Taurus. The nebula was observed by John Bevis in 1731; it corresponds to a bright supernova recorded by Arab, Chinese and Japanese astronomers in 1054.