M1 Crab Nebula

M1  Crab Nebula

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In 1054 a star exploded with such intensity that it was visible to the naked eye even in daylight and recorded by Arab, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese observers 959 years ago. The still expanding stellar material of the super nova is observable today in the constellation Taurus near the tip of the Bull’s horn, Zeta Tauri. It is easily perused even in small telescopes and is one of the most imaged objects in the night sky for good reasons.       

Coordinates       :

05h 35' +22d 01'

Date Imaged       :

December 10, 2012

Lens       :

N16 at f/5.2

Camera       :


Exposure       :

10 hours

Filter       :


Mount       :

Losmandy Titan

Location       :

Stardust Observatory, Baguio