Posted by DaveMitsky
on Wednesday, November 25, 2009

by Dave Mitsky

This 50-second long shot of the supernova remnant M1 (the Crab Nebula) in Taurus was captured remotely on 2009/11/19 using the Bradford Robotic Telescope's 14" f/11 Celestron C14 SCT and FLI MicroLine camera located on Tenerife in the Canary Islands.   A Celestron focal reducer yielding an effective focal length of 1877mm at f/5.3 was employed.  North is up and east is to the left in the image.  Unfortunately, tracking was far from optimal and there was some trailing as a result.  For additional information on M1, see http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m001.html

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