|Telescope / Lens||TEC 140mm f/7|
|Mount Type||Astro-Physics 1200|
|Exposure||LRGB of 85 minuets|
|Processing||CCDSoft, AIP4Win, CCDStack & Photoshop CS2|
|Location||June Mountain, near Dexter, Oregon 122° 43.53 W 43° 48.41′ N|
|Conditions||3252′ magnitude 6.1 Skies; Clear & Steady|
Crab Nebula M1 NGC 1952 resides in the constellation of Taurus the Bull. This nebula is the remnant of a supernova of a large star. This explosion was first viewed from Earth on July 4, 1054 by Asian Astronomers. Native American Indian tribes also observed and recorded this event. At magnitude 8.4 and a diameter of only 6 arc minutes (11 light years), it is visible in small telescopes as a fussy irregular object. It is approximately 6,500 light years from Earth, in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way.