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M1 - The Crab Nebula




This shot was taken on 2/9/10, using the Slooh remote controlled telescope in Dome 2 of their facility in the Canary Islands. The telescope used was a 14-inch f/11 Schmidt-Cassegrain and the camera was a SBIG ST-10XME. This shot is the result of a stack of three 5 minute exposures.



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The Crab Nebula was formed about a thousand years ago from a supernova explosion noted by Chinese astronomers in 1054 AD. The nebula is about 6,500 light years from earth and is about 8 light years wide and 11 light years long.











 

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