M1 - Crab Nebula

Discussion in 'Ishtim' started by Ishtim, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Ishtim

    Ishtim Super Moderator

    The Crab Nebula in Taurus, formed by the death (Supernova) of a star. Taken through 3556mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain. I have another 6+ hours of exposure to add to it and I think my RGB colour balance needs a little adjusting... :shhh: I'll update later.

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  2. zy

    zy zynine.com Staff Member

    3556mm :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
  3. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Wow! That is a spectacular shot! I don't know what's wrong with the colour balance though. What is it supposed to be? :think:

    BTW, how did you get such a clear shot? Atmospheric conditions must be excellent where you are. :thumb:
  4. Trinity

    Trinity Little Kiki Staff Member

    Awesome!:clap: :clap: :clap:
  5. Ishtim

    Ishtim Super Moderator

    The "seeing" as it is called was pretty good. This typically happens when you have a dome of high pressure near or overhead. As for the balance, it is up to the photographer to balance the RGB channels accordingly and I seem to struggle on "real" color balance, but this is a hot topic for astrophoto folks. Next up is some "wide-field" stuff @ 600mm focal length, but the full moon is approaching first just in time for the new year. :doh:

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