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Photographer:

Jon Greif

Email:

greif.jon@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Auberry, CA, USA, shot remotely from Emeryville, CA, USA

Date/Time of photo:

January 30, 2020, at 1030 pm PST

Equipment:

622 mm Planewave Reflecting Telescope and Imaging System, Pixinsight 1.8.8-4 software.

Description:

The Crab Nebula is the shattered remnant of a massive star that ended its life in a supernova explosion, nearly a thousand years ago. The supernova was noted in the constellation Taurus by Chinese astronomers in the year 1054 AD. These are narrowband images which I shot remotely using the iTelescope.net 622 mm reflecting telescope in Auberry, CA (elevation 1400 m), in the Sierra, 45 minutes of exposure time, on January 30, 2020. Post-processing was with PixInsight 1.8.8 software in Hubble Palette, and, for added effect, I removed the stars in the second image.

Website:

http://www.skyandtelescope.org/author/jgreif/