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The Crab Nebula

This is a narrowband image of M1.

The Crab Nebula or Messier object 1 is a supernova remnant and pulsar wind nebula in the constellation of Taurus. The common name comes from William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, who observed the object and produced a drawing that looked somewhat like a crab. The nebula corresponds with a bright supernova recorded by Chinese astronomers in 1054.

The nebula lies in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way galaxy, at a distance of about 6,500 light-years from Earth. It has a diameter of 11 light-years and is expanding at a rate of about 1,500 kilometers per second.

At the center of the nebula lies the Crab Pulsar, a neutron star 17–19 miles across with a spin rate of 30.2 times per second, which emits pulses of radiation from gamma rays to radio waves.

Over 25 hours of exposure.
109×300 SII – 123×300 Ha – 76×300 OIII
TPO 8″ f/8 Ritchey Chretien @1625mm
asi2600MM – Gain:LRN @ -15c
ZWO-OAG asi290mm guiding
CGX Mount – Sequence Generator Pro
Phd – PixInsight – Photoshop
Imaged from Palm Desert, CA USA.
Bortle 8