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I managed to get out Monday night for the first time in months due to the very poor weather  , which is annoying for a number of reasons .. one being I have 3 scopes that I need to set up for various reasons .. 

I have just fitted a new moonlight focuser with Rotator to my 130EDT .. , my TS65 Quad on iOptron 25 mount hasn't been set up since purchasing, and I fitted a set of colomation knobs to my 8" Edge which meant that this needed setting up properly .. 

so I decided to use the Edge as I wanted to capture the Crab Nebula and this gave a nice FOV .. 

I didn't get quite as long as I wanted on the target as I was setting the focus up etc ..but managed 6 hours total integration time 

24 x 600 sec Ha 3nm 

12 x 600 sec OIII 3nm 

processed in APP , PS and LR 

M1 with titles.jpg

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Nice image, although I'm not fan of artificial diffraction spikes

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I like that Brian - Background a touch dark (for me) but plenty of detail in M1. 👍

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11 minutes ago, vlaiv said:

Nice image, although I'm not fan of artificial diffraction spikes

So you keep saying 😉😂..  but I like them .. 👍

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6 minutes ago, Brian28 said:

So you keep saying 😉😂..  but I like them .. 👍

Glad you took it in good humour as it was meant ..  😘

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Very nice image. I got zooming in on it and I'm trying to convince myself that you've got a pixel's worth of the Crab Pulsar just along side it's companion field star :) 

 image.png.61336856247d64a368ba9e64f74af45b.png

From: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/RGB-image-of-the-Crab-nebula-The-pulsar-is-marked-with-a-circle_fig3_234462482

RGB image of the Crab nebula. The pulsar is marked with a circle.

 

And From: http://www.messier.seds.org/more/m001_pulsar.html

m1psr_k.jpg

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13 minutes ago, Ken82 said:

Nice image Brain as that at f10 ? Are you using an OAG ? 

Hi Ken . the scope has the 0.7 reducer flattener fitted so f8 ..and I'm using a QSI583 camera with OAG ..

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2 minutes ago, Paul M said:

Very nice image. I got zooming in on it and I'm trying to convince myself that you've got a pixel's worth of the Crab Pulsar just along side it's companion field star :) 

 image.png.61336856247d64a368ba9e64f74af45b.png

From: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/RGB-image-of-the-Crab-nebula-The-pulsar-is-marked-with-a-circle_fig3_234462482

RGB image of the Crab nebula. The pulsar is marked with a circle.

 

And From: http://www.messier.seds.org/more/m001_pulsar.html

m1psr_k.jpg

Thanks Paul , that's interesting, I'll look at the data again ., thank you 😊 

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41 minutes ago, carastro said:

That's very nice Brian.

Carole 

Thanks Carole .. you know how bad the weather has been in this neck of the woods as your only over the river .

  

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My rig for this image .. cables hanging down were to be connected ..  not the norm ! 😉

IMG_1668.JPG

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