The Crab Nebula - M1 in the Messier Catalogue - is a supernova remnant with an important pulsar at its centre. Here we look at it through Nik Szymanek's telescope and the professionals discuss what's going on in this "real-time explosion", unfolding in space on an epic timescale.
Images thanks to Nasa, ESA, etc... And Adam Block (Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona): http://caelumobservatory.com/ - Michael Siniscalchi: http://www.helixgate.net/ - Bob Fera: http://www.feraphotography.com/ - Philip Perkins: www.astrocruise.com/ - Paul Haese: http://paulhaese.net/ - Nik Szymanek: http://ccdland.net - And to The Royal Society.
Deep Sky Videos website: http://www.deepskyvideos.com/
More about the astronomers in our videos: http://www.deepskyvideos.com/pages/contributors.html
Videos by Brady Haran
Additional video editing by Stephen Slater
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