The Crab Nebula – Sony IMX224

The Crab Nebula. 414×8 sec @ 3500 Gain, RT IMX 224, TV-85 at F/5.6, SharpCap 2.9.

The Crab with an 85mm objective.   Scopes of this size are not normally known to produce good images of M1, the Crab.  But, I tried anyway since I am still learning the ropes with the IMX224.

Taken from the middle of a metro area in a Bortle Red zone.   8 sec seems to give good results with the LP levels at this location.   More exposure just gets more LP and very little more, if any, faint target material.

Above is the gussied-up and gaudy version.   Below is the not-so-gaudy version with less saturation and curves boost.

The Crab Nebula. 414×8 sec @ 3500 Gain, RT IMX 224, TV-85 at F/5.6, SharpCap 2.9.

I also left more green behind, since the Crab has some green parts.   It shows that better but also shows more of the LP that I had to cut through to get the shot.

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