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M1 - Crab Nebula - Deep Sky Videos

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Published on Jan 19, 2012

The Crab Nebula - M1 in the Messier Catalogue - is a supernova remnant with an important pulsar at its centre. Here we look at it through Nik Szymanek's telescope and the professionals discuss what's going on in this "real-time explosion", unfolding in space on an epic timescale.

Images thanks to Nasa, ESA, etc... And Adam Block (Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona): http://caelumobservatory.com/ - Michael Siniscalchi: http://www.helixgate.net/ - Bob Fera: http://www.feraphotography.com/ - Philip Perkins: www.astrocruise.com/ - Paul Haese: http://paulhaese.net/ - Nik Szymanek: http://ccdland.net - And to The Royal Society.

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