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Messier Catalog M1

M1 (NGC 1952) - Crab Nebula

Messier M1 (NGC 1952), also known as the Crab Nebula, is a supernova remnant located in the constellation Taurus, in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy. in the Local Group of galaxies.

Messier M1 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 8.4*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 6 x 4' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Crab Nebula
      1. Type:
      2. supernova remnant
      1. NGC:
      2. 1952
      1. Magnitude (m):
      2. 8.4
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 6 x 4'
      1. RA:
      2. 5h 34.5m
      1. Dec:
      2. 22 01'
      1. Season:
      2. winter
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Perseus Arm
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.



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