M1 (NGC 1952) - Crab Nebula
Messier 1 (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. M1 is 6,500 light years away from Earth.
M1 is best viewed during winter, is magnitude 8.4, and can be viewed with binoculars. M1 is 6' x 4' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.