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M1
The Crab Nebula

Photographs by Matthew T. Russell

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Messier Number:
M1

NGC Number:
NGC 1952

Common Name:
The Crab Nebula

Constellation:
Taurus

Distance from Earth:
~6,300 Light Years

Visual Magnitude:
8.4

Size:
6 x 4 arc minutes

M1, the Crab Nebula

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Date Taken:
10/9/2004

Location:
Black Forest, CO

Equipment:
16" RCOS Ritchey-Chretien
Astro-Physics .63x Reducer
Bisque Paramount ME
SBIG 10XME, NABG
SBIG CFW-8a
SBIG AO-7

Exposure Specs:
120 minutes total
Lum: 7x10 min
Red: 3x5 min
Grn: 3x5 min
Blu: 4x5 min

Processed with:
MaximDL v3.0
AIP for Windows
Adobe Photoshop CS

Copyright 2004, Matthew T. Russell. All rights reserved.