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Photographer:

Jon Greif

Email:

greif.jon@gmail.com

Location of Photo:

Sliding Springs Observatory, NSW Australia.

Date/Time of photo:

14 January 2016 at 2 AM local time

Equipment:

150 mm Takahashi Color imaging platform via itelescope.net with post-processing on GIMP.

Description:

The Crab Nebula (Messier 1), located 6500 light years from Earth, in the constellation Taurus, is the remnant of a supernova, a star which exploded, creating a very bright light as it ejected mass. The likely spectacular event was described by Chinese astronomers in the year 1054 AD, the first documentation of a Supernova.

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