Color image of the Crab Nebula M1, from the University of Oregon collection.
A lot of detailed filaments show up in this photo of the Crab nebula M1. This exposure was taken through a narrow band H-alpha filter to make the filamentary structure stand out somewhat. From Greg Bothun's collection at the University of Oregon.
M1 image from an anonymous source
This image was obtained by Sven Kohle and Till Credner of Bonn, Germany on October 26, 1995 at 23:05 UT with the 1.23-meter telescope of the Calar Alto observatory, with a 2048x2048 CCD camera. It was composed from 3 exposures taken with different filters: B and V, 10 minutes each, H-alpha: 20 minutes. The image is copyrighted by the observers.
Narrow band filter image of M1 (in the lines of H alpha, SII and OIII), taken by Scott J. Wolk and Nancy R. Adams on Kitt Peak in January 1997.
The Crab Nebula, remnant of the 1054 supernova in Taurus, is shown in a three-color reconstruction from BVR CCD images taken in 1993 with the 1.1m Hall telescope at Lowell Observatory. The red image is dominated by H-alpha and [N II] emission, while the B and V filters include substantial mixtures of continuum and line emission. The pulsar is visible as the southwestern (lower right) of the two stars just southeast of the brightest nebulosity.
From Bill Keel's image collection at the University of Alabama.
Further images of M1:
Last Modification: 23 May 1998 11:20 MET