Crab Nebula - M1
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Crab Nebula
Minimum viewing equipment: telescope

Crab Nebula 6,500 light years distance. Can be a disappointing object if viewed with a small apperture telescope. M1 is a gaseous supernova, a remnant of the explosion of a star recorded by the Chinese astronomers in in 1054.

Note: This is an extended exposure picture taken with specialised equipment and is likely different from what can be seen through an ordinary telescope.

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