Thursday, January 29, 2009

Crab Nebula: Abiy Getachew

The crab Nebula is one of the most observed remnant of a supernova explosion.It is located in the constellation Taurus which is at a distance where light takes 6500 years to travel from the nebula to here in the earth(or 6500 light years away from the earth) and it is 11 light years across.The picture is taken with the AP 180 Scheduler telescope at Tzec Maun Observatory, New Mexico on the night of Jan 24,2009.

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