The Crab Nebula (M1)

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About this Image

The Crab Nebula is a remnant of the supernova observed by Chinese, Japanese, and possibly natives of the southwest of the U.S.A. in 1054 AD. This image of the Crab shows the 33 millisecond pulsar as a bright point source near the center.

Investigator(s):  T. Velusamy

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Technical Data

    Telescope VLA 
    Date of Observation 1990-00-00 
    Type of Observation Continuum Observations 
    Center of Image RA: 05:34:31.97, Dec: 22:00:52.10 (J2000)  
    Field of View 0.3333 x 0.3333 degrees  
    Technical Caption VLA in A B D configuration using 27 antennas.  

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