The central area of the Crab Nebula

The Crab Nebula, one of the most famous objects in the northern sky, was observed rather low above the La Silla horizon (altitude) with the NTT. Despite this adverse condition, the picture shows in great detail the complex structure. The Crab Nebula is the remnant of a supernova which exploded in the year 1054.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9003c
Type:Observation
Release date:6 February 1990
Related releases:eso9003
Size:1761 x 1767 px

About the Object

Name:Crab Nebula, Messier 1
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• X - Nebulae
Distance:6000 light years
Constellation:Taurus

Image Formats

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 34 31.96
Position (Dec):22° 0' 52.46"

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
OpticalNew Technology Telescope

 

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