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Zodiac: Libra
Sep 24 - Oct 23
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Messier 1 (Crab Nebula)

Messier object number 1 (NGC 1952) is a supernova remnant and in the constellation of Bull. It is also known as the Crab Nebula. It is approximately 5,000 lightyears away from earth.
This gas nebula is made of the remnants of a supernova explosion about 1000 years ago. After this huge explosion, it is expanding at a rate of about 1500 km/h (930 miles per second), which is about 0.5% the speed of light.
Declination
22.0159°
Right ascension
5h 34m 30.31s (83.62630°)
The magnitude (brightness) is measured on a logarithmic scale. Small numbers mean bright stars: A star with a brightness of 1 mag is 100 times brighter that an star with 6 mag.
Magnitude
0 mag
not in database
The distance is measured in light years (LY). A light year is the distance, that light travels within one year. 1 LJ is equal to about 5,878,630,000,000 miles.
Distance
5,0005,000 ly
not in database
Messier NºMessier Nº
1
NGC NºNGC Nº
1952
Every star belongs to a constellation, and 12 of those constellations are part of the zodiac.
Constellation
Taurus (Bull)
Image credit: NASA, ESA, J. Hester and A. Loll (Arizona State University)
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