Location of photoDoylestown, Ohio
Date/Time of photo12/2006
EquipmentMeade 12" SCT LX200 Classic
Canon 350 D at prime focus
DescriptionThe 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.