The Crab Nebula (catalogue designations M1, NGC 1952, Taurus A) is a supernova remnant in the constellation of Taurus, in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way galaxy. The current name is due to William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, who observed the object in 1840 using a 36-inch telescope and produced a drawing that looked somewhat like a crab. Corresponding to a bright supernova recorded by Chinese astronomers in 1054, the nebula was observed later by English astronomer John Bevis in 1731. The nebula was the first astronomical object identified with a historical supernova explosion. It is not visible to the naked eye but can be made out using binoculars under favorable conditions.
Crab Nebula in "Breakups"
A Hidden Folk artifact was sighted near the Crab Nebula. The Erthumoi vessel Inside Straight, and a Samian vessel, both attempted to examine this object, but were drawn into a booby trap until Lt. Cmdr. Rupert Smith figured a counterintuitive way out of it.