Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  M 108  ·  M 97  ·  NGC 3556  ·  NGC 3587  ·  Owl nebula
M97 & M108, 



    
        

            Florian Drews
M97 & M108
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M97 & M108

M97 & M108, 



    
        

            Florian Drews
M97 & M108
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M97 & M108

Acquisition details

Dates:
March 4, 2014
Frames:
34×300(2h 50′) ISO800
Integration:
2h 50′
Darks:
20
Flats:
40
Bias:
100
Avg. Moon age:
3.45 days
Avg. Moon phase:
12.88%
Temperature:
10.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 194810

RA center: 11h12m57s.8

DEC center: +55°1622

Pixel scale: 1.821 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -72.560 degrees

Field radius: 0.921 degrees

Resolution: 3036x2013

File size: 2.5 MB

Locations: Cardiff backyard, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Description

The Owl Nebula (M97) is a planetary nebula located some 2,030 light years away in the constellation Ursa Major.

Messier 108 (also known as NGC 3556) is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Ursa Major. From the perspective of the Earth, this galaxy is seen almost edge-on. Distance to earth is approx 14.1 MPc. This galaxy has an estimated mass of 125 billion times the mass of the Sun and includes about 290 ± 80 globular clusters.

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M97 & M108, 



    
        

            Florian Drews