M1 The Crab Nebula - 11.14.04
Image Capture Details

Optics:  Meade LX200 14GPS
Mount: Meade
Camera: SX MX7C
Filters: Meade Nebula
Exposure:  45 Minutes
Location: Waldwick, NJ
This is the Crab Nebula in the constellation Taurus. What we see here are the remains of a star that went supernova
(exploded violently). In 1050 A.D., Chinese astronomers noted a "guest star" in the skies in precisely this position. When
stars go supernova, they can temporarily produce more light than the entire galaxy in which they are contained, and this
star was no exception; for weeks it was visible in broad daylight.
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