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The Crab Nebula 
(catalogue designations M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A) is a supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus. The now-current name is due to William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, who observed the object in 1840 using a 36-inch telescope and produced a drawing that looked somewhat like a crab.Corresponding to a bright supernova recorded by Chinese astronomers in 1054, the nebula was observed later by English astronomer John Bevis in 1731. The nebula was the first astronomical object identified with a historical supernova explosion (Wikipedia).

Right ascension 05h 34m 31.94s
Declination +22° 00′ 52.2″
Distance 6500±1600 ly (2000±500] pc)
Apparent magnitude (V) +8.4
Apparent dimensions (V) 420″ × 290″
Constellation Taurus

DAY:Friday   DATE: 11/3/16   TIME: 21:20
SCOPE: Dob 10px  Sky-Watcher F.L.1200/f4.7 
EYEPIECE: T/S 30mm Plossl F.O.V 68°

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