Crab Nebula M1 NGC 1952

Crab Nebula M1 NGC 1952
Crab Nebula M1 NGC 1952, Taurus A, supernova remnant
Telescope / Lens TEC 140mm f/7
Mount Type Astro-Physics 1200
 Filters Astro-Don LRGB
 Film  CCD
 Exposure LRGB of 85 minuets
 Processing CCDSoft, AIP4Win, CCDStack & Photoshop CS2
 Date 9-8-2007
 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.