Exhibition » M1: The Crab Nebula
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Objects visible in this photograph: M1, NGC1952, and some space dust.
Target was acquired from Monroe, WA.
This piece is on display at:
- Physiocare Duvall — from May 2022 to August 2022: 15315 1st Ave NE, Duvall, WA 98019
The first deep space object I photographed was M1: The Crab Nebula. I didn't realize it was the first item in Charles Messier's famous catalogue until after the fact. That image was noisy but just seeing the colors were enough to get me hooked. I later learned that the nebula is the remnants of a massive stellar explosion, or supernova, that was visible to Chinese astronomers in 1050 AD. It is expanding at such a rapid rate that modern images show differences when compared. I love the color and intricate details of this target.