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Photographer:

Lynn Laux

Email:

gemmalady@brightdsl.net

Location of Photo:

Doylestown, Ohio

Date/Time of photo:

12/2006

Equipment:

Meade 12" SCT LX200 Classic Canon 350 D at prime focus

Description:

The Crab Nebula is the most famous and conspicuous remnant of a supernova, which was observed around the world in 1054 AD. In most astronomical handbooks this object is listed as 'bright', but an increase in light pollution has resulted in its becoming harder to see in a modest telescope! Once seen, however, it is not easily forgotten, resembling a gauzy handkerchief fluttering in a cosmic wind.

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