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Observation by Paul Anthony: Messier 1

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Paul Anthony Brierley

Observer

Paul Anthony

Observed

2016 Dec 03 - 16:47

Uploaded

2017 Jan 15 - 17:00

Objects

M1

Equipment
  • Altair Astro EDT115
  • Atik 428ex
  • Ha filter and OIII filter
  • Losmandy G11
Exposure

3hrs Halpha 45 min OIII

Location

Whirlpool Obswervatory

Target name

Bicolor Crab

Title

Messier 1

About this image

This picture was taken over two night's. The Ha data was captured on December 3rd 2016. Whilst the OIII data was captured early January. Cloudy skies, caused a delay.

I suspect in 1758, when telescope optics were poor. M1 possibly, did, resemble a crustacean. But I do not see it.

What this picture does show. Is how violent the explosion was.

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James Dawson
James Dawson, 2017 Jan 17 - 11:21 UTC

This is one of my favourite nebula and your image is brilliant in showing so much detail in the structure of the nebula. I also love how it is framed amidst the inky blackness of space all around. Great work.