M 1

AKA:  Crab Nebula, NGC 1952, Taurus A, Sharpless 244
Class:   Supernova Remnant
Distance:  6.15e+16 km (6500 ly)
Discovered:  1731

Facts:

The Earl of Rosse made a drawing in 1848 that looked like a crab.

Details:

Magnitude:  8.4000 (app) (abs)