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Messier 1
NGC 1637

Messier 1 - NGC 1952

"The Crab Nebula"

  • TYPE:  Supernova Remnant
  • RA: 05h 34.5'
  • DEC:  -22degrees 01'
  • SIZE:  6' X 4'
  • VISUAL MAGNITUDE:  8.0
  • SURFACE BRIGHTNESS:  NA
  • CONSTELLATION:  Taurus
  • DISTANCE:  6.3 Thousand Light Years
  • DIAMETER:  11 Years

IMAGING INFORMATION

  • TELESCOPE:  RCOS Carbon fiber 10 inch R/C reflector, on a Parramount GT1100
  • REDUCER/CORRECTOR:  None / operating at 9.0 FL
  • CAMERA:  Santa Barbara Instruments Group, ST-8XME Digital (Thermoelectrically cooled)
  • ADAPTIVE OPTICS:  None,
  • FILTER(S):  Astro Don LRGB
  • CCD COOLING TEMPERATURE:  -15 C
  • BINNING/RESOLUTION: 1X1 (1530X1020) L, 2 X 2 (765 X 510) RGB resized to 1530x1020
  • EXPOSURE TIME:  5 min. Luminance, 3 min. Red, Green, and Blue.
  • NUMBER OF IMAGES:  12, 12, 12, 12
  • FILM SPEED:  N/A
  • DATE/TIME:  10-21-2006 / 07:26:08.734 UTC
  • LOCATION:  Valley Center, California
  • TEMPERATURE:  52 degrees
  • HUMIDITY:  43%

 

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