Catching a Crab

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Catching a Crab

Post by rwilkinson » Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:45 pm

I had my imaging system set up to capture Comet Encke this evening:
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But after that target had disappeared behind a neighbouring roof I noticed that Taurus was high in the sky, so I had a quick go at the M1 Crab Nebula too:
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The Crab Nebula on 20-Jan. 19x 90-sec with MX716 on C8 at f/3.3
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This image was a lot easier to process, as I only needed to register on the stars (not a moving foreground object) and the target is much brighter than the comet anyway.

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