The Crab Nebula (Emission)

Image of Crab Nebula
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn (click to change), Crab Nebula is visible in the dawn sky, rising at 01:52 (EDT) – 4 hours and 28 minutes before the Sun – and reach an altitude of 35° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 05:09.

Name Crab Nebula
Object Type Emission
Other Names
M 1
NGC 1952
Taurus A
Position
Constellation:Taurus
Magnitude:8.40 (V)[2]
Right Ascension:05h34m [1]
Declination:+22°00' [1]
Distance:1.9 kpc
6.3 klyr [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):-3.03

Ashburn

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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