M1: Crab Nebula


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Object Data

Object type: Supernova Remnant
Constellation: Taurus
Distance: 6,500 light years
Notes: This remnant houses a neutron star or pulsar which is spinning (pulsating) at a rate of 30.2 x per second emitting radiation from gamma and radio waves

Exposure Data

Date: 11/7/15
Location: Little Blair Valley, Anza Borrego Desert, CA
Telescope: DSI RC10c, 1867 mm fl at f/7.3
Camera: SBIG ST10-XME with Astrodon filters
Mount: AP1100
Exposure time: 8 x 15 min Ha/ 6 x 10 min Lum,/ 8 x 5 min RGB
Exposure time total: 5.25 hours
Notes: FOV = 23 x 15 arcmin


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