Crab Nebula    M1

 

M1 is the remnants of a supernova recorded by Chinese scholars in 1054. The pulsar in the center is all that remains of the star and is only several miles in diameter, but more massive than the Sun. Located in Taurus. See this HST and Chandra X-ray Observatory image and movie of the pulsar above.

Dome image with 12" LX200 GPS @ f6.3 / ST8E / CFW-8 on 10-8-02

LRGB exposure: 50 min Lum 1x1, 10 red and green and 20 blue 3x3