John Bevis' Chart showing the Nebula in Taurus, M1

[Bevis' Chart with M1]

The first star chart showing the Crab Nebula, M1, drawn by John Bevis, who discovered M1 in 1731. M1 is the faintly painted nebula slightly upper-right (NE) of Zeta, at the tip of the lower (southern) horn of Taurus the Bull.

From the Linda Hall Library's Out of This World exhibition of celestial atlasses, Bevis' Uranographia Britannica - comparison of Bevis' with Bayer's star chart.

  • Note another representation of Bevis' chart showing M1 marked in the John Bevis page, by Wolfgang Steinicke, NGC/IC observers' pages

    Hartmut Frommert
    Christine Kronberg

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    Last Modification: April 11, 2002