M97 (NGC 3587) - Owl Nebula

Type Location r.a. dec. Size Magnitude Distance
Planetary Nebula Ursa Major 11h14.8 +55°01' 194" 9.9 2 Kly

The Owl Nebula is a planetary nebula located some 2,030 light years away in the constellation Ursa Major. This object is known by the catalogue identifiers Messier Object 97 (M97) and NGC 3587.

The central star is mag 14 with a temperature of 120,000°K. Some very distant galaxies are also visible on the image.


Owl nebula, M97, NGC 3587

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Date Telescope Binning Exp Time (s) Special processing Notes
Feb 15, 2004 Centurion
L 1:1
RGB 3:1
L 3x300
RGB 300
 LRGB Image sampling = .9" / pixel