Crab Nebula

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Crab Nebula

Post by PMiskiw » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:05 pm

David,
Just seen your latest picture of the Crab Nebula which is excellent I looked at Rob Gendler's image which appears to be more orange is this down to filters being used?
Peter.

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Re: Crab Nebula

Post by DRatledge » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:50 am

Peter,
This was the image I was trying to get close to:
http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/M1-BYU.html

As might be expected with their monster telescope on a remote mountain top, then their image is a lot more detailed. Not sure about more orange - theirs seems slightly redder to me. Of course they do not need light pollution filters which we have to use here - they block orange/yellow. The give away that light pollution filters have been used is that yellow stars come out red but that is something we have to live with.

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Re: Crab Nebula

Post by PMiskiw » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:23 pm

Thanks for the explanation David the image I referred to was
http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/M1NMth.jpg
This does show it in an orangy sort of colour but as you said with different filters a change of view.

David talking with Paul my son about our fledgling society I remember you were one of the first in the north to take a picture of Halleys Comet but then a professor I think from Lancashire University could not believe it,
Does my memory serve me right?

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Re: Crab Nebula

Post by DRatledge » Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:16 pm

Peter,
That image was his earlier image - presumably he too decided he needed to do better!
Regarding your other point the answer is yes but I had better answer that one off line.

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