M 1 The Crab Nebula | Lynn Laux

Photographer
Lynn Laux
Email
gemmalady@brightdsl.net
Location of photo
Doylestown, Ohio
Date/Time of photo
12/2006
Equipment
Meade 12" SCT LX200 Classic Canon 350 D at prime focus
Description
The Crab Nebula is the most famous and conspicuous remnant of a supernova, which was observed around the world in 1054 AD. In most astronomical handbooks this object is listed as 'bright', but an increase in light pollution has resulted in its becoming harder to see in a modest telescope! Once seen, however, it is not easily forgotten, resembling a gauzy handkerchief fluttering in a cosmic wind.