The surroundings of the Crab Nebula (ground-based image)

This composite shows: 1) The constellation Taurus (lower left) photographed by the avid astrophotographer Akira Fujii. 2) A two-colour image (right) shows the surroundings of the Crab Nebula. It was composed from Digitized Sky Survey 2 images, and 3) The new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image (upper left) of the entire Crab Nebula in super high resolution.

Credit:

Akira Fujii, Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble) and NASA, ESA & Allison Loll/Jeff Hester (Arizona State University)

About the Image

Id:heic0515b
Type:Collage
Release date:1 December 2005, 10:00
Related releases:heic0515
Size:5682 x 3231 px

About the Object

Name:Crab Nebula, Messier 1
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• Milky Way : Sky Phenomenon : Night Sky : Constellation
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:6500 light years

Colours & filters

BandTelescope
Optical
B
DSS
Optical
Oiii
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Oii
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Sii
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Infrared
I
DSS

Notes: The bottom right image in the collage was captured by astrophotographer Akira Fujii. The top image is from the Hubble Space Telescope and the left image from the Digital Sky Survey.


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