Crab Nebula

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The Crab Nebula (M 1, NGC 1952)[1][2] is an Emission nebula located in constellation Taurus.

NGC 1952

NGC 1952, M1, the Crab Nebula. Courtesy of STScI/NASA/ESA

Observation data: 2000.0 epoch
Constellation Taurus
Right ascension 05h34.5m
Declination +22o01'
Type Emission nebula
Apparent dimensions 6.0
Apparent magnitude 8.4
Other designations Crab Nebula , M 1



Scientific research


  1. Hirshfeld, Alan, and Roger W. Sinnott, eds., Sky Catalogue 2000.0, Vol.2, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Sky Publishing Corp. and Cambridge University Press, 1985. (3098,238)
  2. NGC 2000.0, The Complete New General Catalogue and Index Catalogue of Nebulae and Star Clusters by J.L.E. Dreyer Sinnott, R.W. (edited by) <Sky Publishing Corporation and Cambridge University Press (1988)>