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 , Crab Nebula is visible in the evening sky, becoming accessible at around 18:54 (EST) as the dusk sky fades, 69° above your south-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 19:45, 72° above your southern horizon. It will continue to be observable until around 01:05, when it sinks to 22° above your western horizon.

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Name Crab Nebula
Object Type Emission
Other Names
M 1
NGC 1952
Taurus A
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




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