Click photo to see a larger image.
Description: This is the remnant of a supernova that exploded in 1054 A.D. and is nicknamed the "Crab Nebula." At its center is a pulsar that rotates 30 times per second.
Constellation: Taurus
Distance: 6.5 thousand light years
Apparent Size: 8' x 4'
Date: 15 November 2004
Equipment: 12.5" RC @ f/9, ST10XME, AO-7, MI-250
Exposure: 75-20-20-30 minutes