Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Ursa Major (UMa)  ·  Contains:  The star Merak (βUMa)
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Widefield on the Owl Nebula and Surfboard Galaxy, 



    
        

            Drew Evans
Widefield on the Owl Nebula and Surfboard Galaxy
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Widefield on the Owl Nebula and Surfboard Galaxy

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Widefield on the Owl Nebula and Surfboard Galaxy, 



    
        

            Drew Evans
Widefield on the Owl Nebula and Surfboard Galaxy
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Widefield on the Owl Nebula and Surfboard Galaxy

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TPO UltraWide 180 f/4.5

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 533 MC PRO

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60mm f/4.6 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini (mono)

Software: Lightroom CC  ·  PixInsight  ·  AstroPixel Processor

Filters: Optolong 2" L-Pro

Accessory: ZWO AsiAir Pro


Dates:March 30, 2021

Frames: 25x600" (4h 10')

Integration: 4h 10'

Avg. Moon age: 16.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 95.73%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4550449

RA center: 11h14m45s.4

DEC center: +54°5938

Pixel scale: 4.326 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.033 degrees

Field radius: 2.522 degrees


Resolution: 2958x2979

Locations: Home, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is a wide field image of Messier 108: The Surfboard Galaxy, and Messier 97: The Owl Nebula, both to the lower right of the bright star Merak in the constellation of Ursa Major (front & bottom in the Big Dipper's ladle).

Messier 108 (also known as NGC 3556) is a barred spiral galaxy, and Messier 97 (also known as NGC 3587) is an 8,000 year old planetary nebula within our galaxy.

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Widefield on the Owl Nebula and Surfboard Galaxy, 



    
        

            Drew Evans