Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  Crab nebula  ·  M 1  ·  NGC 1952
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The Crab Nebula
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The Crab Nebula

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The Crab Nebula, 



    
        

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The Crab Nebula
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The Crab Nebula

Equipment

Imaging Cameras
Canon 450D - Rebel XSi - Full Spectrum Modified

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 21, 2009
Frames:
Integration:
0
Avg. Moon age:
4.49 days
Avg. Moon phase:
21.11%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2944017

RA center: 05h34m31s.4

DEC center: +22°0101

Pixel scale: 1.275 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 59.327 degrees

Field radius: 0.501 degrees

Resolution: 2400x1500

Data source: Traveller

Description

The Crab Nebula is the remnant of a supernova widely seen on Earth in the year 1054. It was recorded by Chinese, Japanese, and Arab astronomers as being bright enough to see in daylight for 23 days and was visible in the night sky for 653 days. Native Americans likely saw and recorded it as well as some cave paintings appear to portray it. Located in the constellation Taurus approximately 6,500 light years from Earth, the nebula has a diameter of 11 light years and expands at a rate of about 1,500 kilometers per second. I took this picture on December 21, 2009 in Sharon, GA.

Equipment

Modified Canon XSI, Stellarvue SV105 Refractor at f7, Takahashi EM200 Mount, Hutech LPS Filter, 1 Hour and 28 minutes of total exposure.

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