Astronomers have produced a highly detailed image of the Crab Nebula, by combining data from telescopes spanning nearly the entire breadth of the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio waves seen by the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to the powerful X-ray glow as seen by the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory. And, in between, the Hubble Space Telescope's crisp visible-light view and the infrared perspective of the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Fast Facts for Crab Nebula:
Scale: Image is about 5 arcmin across (10 light years)
Category: Supernovas & Supernova Remnants, Neutron Stars/X-ray Binaries
Coordinates (J2000): RA 05h 34m 32s | Dec +22° 0.0' 52.00"
Observation Date: 48 pointings between March 2000 and Nov 2013
Observation Time: 25 hours 28 min. (1 day 1 hour 28 min)
Also Known As: NGC 1952
References: Dubner, G. et al., 2017, ApJ [in print]; arXiv: 1704.02968
Color Code: X-ray (Purple), Ultraviolet (Blue), Optical (Green), Infrared (Yellow-Green), Radio (Red)
Distance Estimate: About 6,500 light years