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Obj Type
Location
Date Taken:
Garrett
Messier 1
Nebula
Mayhill, NM
11-27-2009
Description

The Crab Nebula is about 6300 light years away and blazed with the light of 400 million Suns for about two weeks in 1054 AD. It is currently about 6 light years in diameter. Were it the sun, it would not only engulf the entire Solar System but also our neighbor stars. It most assuredly would not have been a very welcome "guest" if it were anywhere near our Sun. We would not be here to wonder at it.

Technical Details
Exposure Time:
LRGB 45 minutes each
Camera:
SBIG STL-11000M
Telescope:
RCOS 16 inch f/8.7 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount:
Software Bisque Paramount ME
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