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To start the new year, I imaged the first item in the Messier catalog on the first day of the year. Coincidentally, M1 was the first deep space object and nebula I photographed. This is a stack of several nights of 5-minute exposures that sum to just over seven hours of integration time.
⭐ This photograph is part of our signature series.
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Telescope:   Celestron EdgeHD 9.25
Length:   1645mm
Aperture:   235mm
F-stop:   f/7.0
Sessions:   3
Captured:   2022-12-14 to 2023-01-02
Lights:   86
Exposure:   300
Total exposure:   7 h
Ra:   5h 34m 33.5s
Dec:   +22° 03' 14.072
Size:   26.114 x 18.992 arcmin
Radius:   0.269 deg
Scale:   0.285 arcsec/pixel