Crab Nebula

Last night was the first moon-free chance I’ve had for a while to use the Atik 460ex, so I turned it on to M1, the Crab Nebula. Taken through the MN190, this image is comprised of 18 x 3min exposures, and processed in ImagesPlus 5.0. I’d have liked more photons, but a very uncooperative bank of cloud rolled in and cut the session short! I used a CLS filter because of the light pollution I have, but I need to experiment shooting without the filter to see if I can get better colour balance and saturation.

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