The Crab Nebula. Supernova Remnant, Taurus
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AstroPhysics 175EDF f8
AP 3600GTO "El Capitan"
SBIG FW8G (Guided Filter Wheel)
November 2015. Cave Creek Canyon Observatory, Arizona Sky Village
- H-Alpha 5nm (Astrodon) 27x20 mins = 540 mins
- S-II 5nm (Astrodon) 28x20 mins = 560 mins
- O-III 5nm (Astrodon) 27x20 mins = 540 mins
Total Exposure Time = 27h 20m
Data Imaged remotely over 7 nights (Nov 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, & 21, 2015).
The Crab Nebula (NGC 1952) is the result of a brilliant Supernova event recorded by Chinese astronomers in 1054. Today we observe this as an expanding gas cloud eminating from the central Pulsar.
© 2015, David A. Churchill