M1: Crab Nebula

Using the telescopes from Observing With NASA, I captured this image of M1. The brightness has been slightly enhanced with Photoshop.

Date: Tue, Dec 14, 2010: Start Exposure: 12:33:15 AM. End Exposure: 12:34:17 AM. Exposure Time: 60.00 sec. Filter: Clear. Comments: MicroObservatory is run by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Town: Amado State: AZ Country: USA.

I have just submitted another request for a color shot of the same. Results will be here in a couple of days.

Observing with NASA was developed at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and is a free public project in which any one can obtain images of popular celestial objects. The telescopes are advanced (and weatherproof) 6″ Newtonians.

By Steve J Posted in Main