area around the Crab Nebula in Taurus.
The Crab Nebula (Messier 1,
M1 or NGC 1952) is a supernova remnant in the
constellation Taurus. The nebula appears in the
lower left of the image to the left.
The supernova that
gave rise to the crab nebula was observed by
Chinese astronomers on July 4, 1054 A.D. and
possibly by Anasazi Indian artists who were
living in present-day Arizona and New Mexico.
When the supernova occurred, it is believed to
have been about four times brighter than Venus.
According to the Chinese records, it ws visible
during daytime for 23 days and for 653 days in
the night sky.
on M1 is available at: http://www.seds.org/messier/m/m001.html
This image is a 30
minute exposure through a 10-inch Newtonian
telescope on Fuji Provia 400 color slide film.