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Crab Nebula
M1 | Messier 1 | NGC 1952
On July 4, 1054 the Chinese recorded the appearance of supernova SN1054, which remained visible to the naked eye for 2 full years. Today this nebula surrounds the Crab Pulsar, the remnant of that star that exploded.


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All Images of Crab Nebula
22 Nov 2017

29 Oct 2017

2 Nov 2013

15 Mar 2010

19 Sep 2009

5 Oct 2005

4 Feb 2005

15 Oct 2004

Details:
Night of:Wednesday November 22, 2017
Site:Laguna Niguel
Local Time:11:45 PM | Nov 22, 2017
Altitude:67
RA:05h 34m 32s
Declination:+22d 01'
Distance:6,500 light years
Magnitude:+8.4 mV
Size:7' x 5'
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:Celestron NightScape
f/ratio:f/6.3
Pixel Scale:1.45 arcsec
Image Size:1831 x 1357 pixels (2.5 MP)
44.2' x 32.8'
Exposure:180 sec
Stacked Frames:29
Shot Info:autoguiding
Post Processing:sky flats
stacked with AA6
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