Spitzer Space Telescope (infrared) Image of the Crab Nebula

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope observed the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant located 6500 light-years from Earth, in the infrared.

Credit:

JPL/Caltech

About the Image

Id:potw1720c
Type:Observation
Release date:15 May 2017, 06:00
Size:5290 x 5290 px

About the Object

Name:Crab Nebula
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star : Pulsar
Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
Distance:6500 light years
Constellation:Taurus
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):5 34 32.03
Position (Dec):22° 0' 54.45"
Field of view:8.83 x 8.83 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.5° left of vertical

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