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; shows secular decline.
Optical: Strongly polarised 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.

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Last updated: 13 May 2017


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