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G184.6-5.8 Crab Nebula, 3C144, SN1054

Notes: This is the remnant of the SN of AD1054.

Radio: Filled-centre, central pulsar, with faint `jet' (or tube) extending from the N edge.
Optical: Strongly polarized filaments, diffuse synchrotron emission, with `jet' faintly visible.
X-ray: Central `torus' around the pulsar.
Point sources: Pulsar powering the remnant.
Distance: Proper motions and radial velocities give 2 kpc.


Last updated: 23 Aug 2000

Dave Green/MRAO, Cambridge, UK/