Messier 1


This supernova was first noticed in 1054 A.D. by Chinese astronomers. It was first visible during the day and for almost two years it was visible with the naked eye. Charles Messier added it to his catalogue in 1758. Its common name is the "Crab Nebula." This image is a combination of Hydrogen Alpha, Sulfer and Oxygen filters.


Telescope: Astro-Physics 160mm EDF f7.5 Designation: M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A
Mount: Astro-Physics AP1200GTO
Constellation: Taurus
Camera: Apogee U16M with Astrodon Gen II Filters Distance: Approx 6523 Light Years
Guiding: SBIG ST402 via Mini Borg 60mm Type: Super Nova Remnant
Exposure: 220 minutes each Ha, SII, OIII Position: R.A. 5 hr 34 min , Dec +22001'
Processed using PixInsight Date: October 2010
Acquisition: CCDAutopilot/MaximDL/The Sky 6/M1OASYS Location: Deerlick Astronomy Village