Crab Nebula, optical image

Crab Nebula, optical image

C017/3717 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.1MB

Downloadable file size: 1.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Crab Nebula. Optical image of the Crab Nebula, the remnant of a supernova. In the centre of the supernova remnant is the remains of the star's core, which has formed a pulsar (white dot), or neutron star rotating 30 times a second and emitting regular pulses of radiation. When a large star dies, gas shells explode outwards and collide with interstellar material. The energy of the collision ionises the gas, causing it to glow. The Crab Nebula lies 6000 light years from Earth in the constellation Taurus. Imaged by the 0.9M telescope of the West Mountain Observatory, Utah, USA.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 0.9m telescope, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, cloud, clouds, core, crab nebula, dust, emission, ionised gas, m1, milky way, nebula, nebulae, nebulosity, neutron star, ngc 1952, optical image, pulsar, space, star, star birth, star birth region, star-birth, starbirth, starry, stars, stellar formation, stellar nursery, supernova remnant, taurus, taurus a, telescope, usa, utah, west mountain observatory

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.