HI all, I present to you here the best shot Ive taken so far with my 12.5" newt of the crab, M1. The last time I shot this was when I had my ST7E, a long time ago. As you know, the crab nebula is basically a continuum in the core, surrounded by the emission filamentary structure. This is much like a spiral galaxy, so I applied my enhanced hydrogen technique normally used on galaxies to this enigmatic object with great success. As usual, I spent a great deal of care making sure that the final colors are as true as possible to the original calibrated RGB colors. The results bring out the lovely blue halo that rims the outside of the filaments as well. I hope you enjoy this image as much as I did producing it: http://www.schursastrophotography.com/ccdimagepages/m1-4.html Comments? Chris -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.