The Crab Nebula
The Crab Nebula (catalogue designations M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A) is a supernova remnant and pulsar wind nebula in the constellation of Taurus. At the center of the nebula lies the Crab Pulsar, a neutron star 28–30 kilometres across with a spin rate of 30.2 times per second, which emits pulses of radiation from gamma rays to radio waves.
This Photo was taked with Liverpool Telescope (Roque de los Muchachos Observatory) remotelly during 120 seconds, with a H-Alpha filter on a IO CCD.
Taken on 7
Submitted on 29 February 2016
Credit: Alvaro Folhas (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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