The Crab Nebula
Ths colorful photo shows a ground-based image of the entire Crab Nebula, the remnant of a supernova explosion witnessed over 900 years ago.
This picture shows a Hubble Space Telescope image of the inner parts of the Crab. The pulsar itself is visible as the left of the pair of stars near the center of the frame.
About the Image
|Release date:||30 May 1996, 20:00|
|Size:||2809 x 2061 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Crab Nebula, Messier 1|
|Type:||• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant|
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
|Distance:||6000 light years|
Colours & filters
|550 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
Notes: The right image was captured by a ground-based telescope.