Owl Nebula & M108 Galaxy

Image information:

Date: 04/13/2007
Equipment: SBIG ST2000XM with CFW8a and Astronomik type 2c LRGB filter set through WO ZS105ED telescope on Losmandy GM8 mount. WO ZS105ED working at f7.
Image type: LRGB
Exposure time: 9X6min Luminance binned 1X1, RG&B 6X4min each binned 2X2.

Object information:

Object designations:

  • M97, NGC3587, Owl Nebula
  • M108, NGC3556
Object type:
  • M97 - Planetary nebula
  • M108 - Spiral galaxy
Object size:
  • M97 - 3'
  • M108 - 8' X 2'
Constellation: Ursa Major

M97, Owl Nebula, is a planetary nebula of a complex structure, some 6000 years old. The distance to M97 is estimated to 2600 ly and it's radius to 1.5 ly. M108 is an edge on spiral galaxy, member of Ursa Major cloud of galaxies. M108 is noted for its prominent dust clouds. The distance to M108 is 45000 kly.

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