M1 Crab – born in 1054

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M1 Crab nebula – first item in the Charles Messier catalogue. Messier was a comet hunter who created catalogue of fuzzy objects in the sky, so they will no longer be mistaken with comet. M1 nebu... Read More

Frosty Crab

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Two nights ago I pointed telescope one more time to M1 Crab nebula. Transparency was poor, but I was tempted with decent seeing. I was able to gather 150 minutes of light through hydrogen alpha filter... Read More

Crab hunting

First light of my new second hand CCD camera went for first Messier catalog object – Crab nebula. After over one month waiting for clear skies I was able to expose first piece of material. Throu... Read More