Messier 1

Crab Nebula Binocular View

Messier 1
Messier 1

Object name: M1, Crab Nebula
Object type: Supernova remnant
Location: Lijiang, China
Date: November 27, 2014 05+30 hours
Media: Graphite pencil and yellow notebook paper. Scanned, inverted and processed in photoshop
Equipment: 15×70 Binoculars

Conditions: Clear sky with no moon, seeing 2/3, Bortle 5, Constellation above 60 degrees over the horizon.

Hello dear ASOD friends,

Since last time from Bogota Colombia, me and my family decided to move to Lijiang China. This is a very clean air “little” city (800000 hab aprox) and thanks to that and its altitude (2400 meters above sea level), I have had wonderful clear and dark nights to enjoy. Although it is only me and my binos since I sold my scope in Colombia, these skies have given me the most pleasant views of dim sky objects and now I am having the opportunity to add more and more dim DSOs to me sketching list. Let me invite you all to take a look in my blog for more sketches:

Clear skies and warm beds 🙂


3 thoughts on “Crab Nebula Binocular View”

  1. Luis,

    A beautiful binocular view rendering and big picture view of the Crab Nebula region. The area takes on a whole different element of interest here. Well done!


  2. I like the binocular views as this one. Lovely done Luis. Your blog is superb as well. Please continue to share your sketches.

  3. Thanks for your encouraging comments! And welcome to my blog, I will continue sharing sketches and adventures there!

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