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M1 Crab Nebula

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The Crab Nebula M1 in the Constellation Taurus is the remnant of a Supernova. It has the distinction of being the first object cataloged in the Messier Catalog. If you look carefully at the "Blue" outline in the photo you can see how the object got its name. With some imagination, you can see the outline of a "Crab"

Date: February 1, 2013
Mount: Celestron CGE
Scope Celestron C 1400
Focal Length: 3910 mm; F/11
Camera: Nikon D3
ISO Setting: 3200
Duration: 4 minutes per shot. (16 shots total)
Stacked: Deep Sky Stacker
Distance: Approximately 6,500 Light Years


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