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Contains:  M 108, M 97, NGC 3556, NGC 3587, Owl nebula
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M97 Owl planetary nebula and M108 Surfboard galaxy, 



    
        

            C.Shine
M97 Owl planetary nebula and M108 Surfboard galaxy
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M97 Owl planetary nebula and M108 Surfboard galaxy

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Dates:Feb. 14, 2020

Frames: 50x300" bin 0x0

Integration: 4.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 20.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 66.05%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3240596

RA center: 11h 13' 28"

DEC center: +55° 17' 6"

Pixel scale: 1.719 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 267.680 degrees

Field radius: 1.087 degrees


Resolution: 2732x3640

Locations: Backyard, Houston, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

An interesting pair in close apparent proximity.. M108 is 46m ly distant while M97 is just 2,600 ly away. The dual narrowband filter blocks quite a bit of light from M108 so not an ideal setup. Taken at the end of an overnight imaging run on the Monkey Head nebula.

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M97 Owl planetary nebula and M108 Surfboard galaxy, 



    
        

            C.Shine