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... М110 < М1 > М2 ...

Nebula, supernova remnant M1

Nebula, supernova remnant M1 or Crab nebula is in the constellation Taurus (Tau).


Equatorial coordinates (epoch J2000):
Ra 05h34.5m, Dec +22° 01'

Visual magnitude: 8,4m
Distance from the nebula M1 to the Sun is 6500 light years
Angular size: 6'x4'
External dimensions the nebula M1 are about 6 light years.
Age of the object M1 is 964 years

Discoverer: John Bevis, 1731 year.

The designation M1 in other catalogs: NGC 1952

Optimum magnification for a telescope with observations of M1, depending on the aperture of the telescope (D), is about D/6-D/3. Higher magnifications of course add details, but lead to a strong drop in the brightness of the image, making it difficult to observe.
The best month for observing M1 is January.

Nikolay Kurdyapin, astro-map.com  
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