The Crab Nebula
M1, The Crab Nebula supernova remnant. Ha, Near Infrared and OIII data.
Image acquisition dates: January 28-30, 2012, January 4, 2013.
Camera: SBIG STL 6303E[Ha/NIRL]; SBIG STX16803[OIII]
Filters: AstroDon Ha, NIR Luminance and OIII
Camera control software: CCDSoft/MaximDL
Guiding/adaptive optics: STL6303E with AO-L/ST402 MMOAG.
Camera temperature: -20C/-30C
Telescope: RCOS24, F7.89, 4812mm FL.
Telescope control software: TheSky6/X, Focusmax
Mount: RCOS Fork
Total exposure time: 7 hours Ha, 2 hours NIRL, 4 hours OIII.
Processing: CCDStack2, Photoshop CS6.
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