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About this Object

Object Name:

Crab Nebula • NGC 1952

Position (J2000):

R.A. 05h 34m 32s
Dec. +22 00 52

Constellation:

Taurus

Distance:

The distance to NGC 1952 is 6500 light-years (2.0 kpc).

Dimensions:

The image is 1.6 arcminutes along the bottom (3.0 light-years or 0.9 pc).

About the Data

Instrument:

WFPC2

Exposure Dates:

January 1995, April 1995

Exposure Time:

10 hours

Filters:

Green: F502N ([O III]), blue: F547M (Stromgren y), orange: F656W (H-alpha), red: F658N ([N II]), pink: F673W ([S II])

Colors:

Composite

Principal Astronomers:

K. Davidson (U. Minn., Project Principal Investigator), W. P. Blair (Johns Hopkins), R. A. Fesen (Dartmouth), A. Uomoto (Johns Hopkins), G. M. MacAlpine (U. Mich.), and R. B. C. Henry (U. Okla.).

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

June 1, 2000 1:00 a.m. (EDT)

Orientation/Scale:

North is to the upper right, East is to the upper left of the image.