Messier Catalog » M1 — NGC 1952 Crab Nebula

It started as a supernova recorded by Chinese astronomers in 1054 AD. M1, the Crab Nebula, is the expanding remnant of that millenia old explosion.
M1: The Crab Nebula

It started as a supernova recorded by Chinese astronomers in 1054 AD. M1, the Crab Nebula, is the expanding remnant of that millenia old explosion.

My first ever astrograph taken with the Celestron EdgeHD 9.25 SCT.
M1: The Crab Nebula Test Shot

My first ever astrograph taken with the Celestron EdgeHD 9.25 SCT.

 
RA

5h 34.5m

Dec

22°1

Magnitude

8.4 ⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚪⚫⚫

Size

6.0x4.0

Distance

6,300 light years

Season

❄ Winter

Difficulty

🟡 Moderate