M 1 Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula resides in the constellation of Taurus the Bull. This nebula is the remnant of a supernova of a large star. This explosion was first viewed from Earth on July 4, 1054 by Asian astronomers. Native American tribes also observed and recorded this event. At magnitude 8.4 and a diameter of only 6 arc minutes, it is visible in small telescopes as a fussy irregular object. It is approximately 4,000 light years from Earth.
Telescope / Lens TEC 140mm f/7
Mount Type Astro-Physics 1200
Camera ST8XME
 Filters Astro-Don LRGB
 Film  CCD
 Exposure LRGB of 85 minuets
 Processing CCDSoft, AIP4Win, CCDStack & Photoshop CS2
 Date 9-8-2007
 Location  June Mountain, near Dexter, Oregon 122° 43.53 W 43° 48.41' N
 Conditions 3252' magnitude 6.0 Skies; Clear & Steady

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