Most detailed image of the Crab Nebula

This new Hubble image - One among the largest ever produced with the Earth-orbiting observatory - shows gives the most detailed view so far of the entire Crab Nebula ever made. The Crab is arguably the single most interesting object, as well as one of the most studied, in all of astronomy. The image is the largest image ever taken with Hubble's WFPC2 workhorse camera.

The Crab Nebula is one of the most intricately structured and highly dynamical objects ever observed. The new Hubble image of the Crab was assembled from 24 individual exposures taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and is the highest resolution image of the entire Crab Nebula ever made.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and Allison Loll/Jeff Hester (Arizona State University). Acknowledgement: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)

About the Image

NASA caption
Id:heic0515a
Type:Observation
Release date:1 December 2005, 10:00
Related releases:heic0515
Size:3864 x 3864 px

About the Object

Name:Crab Nebula, Messier 1
Type:• Milky Way : Nebula : Type : Supernova Remnant
• X - Nebulae Images/Videos
Distance:6500 light years
Constellation:Taurus

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BandTelescope
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Oiii
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Oi
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
Sii
Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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