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Sharpless 2-244 - The Crab Nebula

This image of Sharpless 2-244, the Crab Nebula, was taken with the Nikon d90 with a Astronomik CLS light pollution Clip Filter installed. The telescope was the N11GPS with the Hyperstar 3 lens system. The Crab Nebula is famous as the first item on the Messier list. 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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