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Crab Nebula (M1, NGC1952)

Crab Nebula (M1, NGC1952) is a supernova remnant object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 4.9-8.1 kly light years away in the constellation of Taurus.

It is referred to as M(1) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(1952) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue. Crab Nebula (M1, NGC1952) was discovered in 1731 by John Bevis ( British ).

The Supernova Remnant's location is 05:34.5 (R.A.) and +22:01 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 8.4 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 8 with an apparent dimension of 6x4 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.

The Crab nebula (M1, NGC1952) is a supernova remnant that was discovered by British astronomer John Bevis. Contrary to what might be believed by the fact that it has Crab in its name. It is not in the constellation of the crab, Cancer.

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NameCrab Nebula (M1, NGC1952)
TypeSupernova Remnant
Messier Id1
NGC Id1952
ConstellationTaurus
Right Ascension05:34.5
Declination+22:01
Distance (Lt.Yr)4.9-8.1 kly
Visual Brightness8.4
Apparent Dimension6x4
Apparent Magnitude8
Naked Eye VisibleRequires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes
Year of Discovery1731
DiscovererJohn Bevis ( British )
CoprightN.A.S.A, Hubble Site

Crab Nebula (M1, NGC1952) Supernova Remnant in Taurus


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