M1 Crab HORGB crop

M1 Crab nebula - born in 1054

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…


Frosty Crab

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…


Crab in the mist - update

Two days ago day after wet day it came pretty clean evening. However it quickly changed to ubiquitous myst. That plus crescent Moon made very poor…


Untamed Seven Sisters

Bad weather drives me crazy. In December last year I collected RGB frames for M45 Pleiades open cluster. I already had luminance only, but conditions…


Retro Seven Sisters

The Pleiades or Seven Sisters is an open star cluster located in constellation Taurus. Contains middle aged (about 100 million years old), hot, blue…


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…