M-1 (NGC-1952) Commonly called The Crab Nebula, located in the constellation of Taurus, the Bull. M-1 lies just east of the star Zeta Taurii. It is a remnant of a brilliant supernova that exploded in our galaxy in the year 1054. It lies approximately 6500 light years from Earth. It was discovered by John Bevis in 1731.
It is 11 light years in diameter, and is still expanding at a rate of 930 miles per second!
This image, acquired on March 1, 2022, is a 1 hour 10 minute integration of 60 second exposures through the Celestron C-11 telescope using the Starizona .63x Reducer/Corrector III and the ZWO ASI 2600 MC Pro color CMOS camera, operating at -15 degrees below ambient temperature and binned 1 X 1. Guided,
captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed using PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator, StarShrink, Carboni's Astro Tools and NoiseWare.