Owl Nebula M97 and M108 Galaxy

M97, M108

Bach Zoltán

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In the sky

Coordinates: RA: 11h 14m, D: +55° 1'

Technical data


200/1000-es Newton,carbon astrograph


Canon 600D modified and cooled & Canon 600D monochrome cooled


SkyWatcher EQ6 GoTo


Lacerta Mgen OAG


96x360 sec RGB, 13x900sec Ha

Location, date:

2017.01.28-29 Ágasvár, Vecsés


Iris, Photoshop CS6


Owl Nebula (M97, NGC 3587) is a planetary nebula was discovered in the constellation Ursa Major, Pierre Méchain in 1781, Charles Messier cataloged M is number 97. The Owl Nebula, located 2600 light-years from matter, and the complex structure of planetary work. The central star 16m apparent brightness which weight 0.7 days. The nebula itself is about. Naptömegnyi 0.15 and contains material formed about 6,000 years ago. Lord Rosse gave her name; because of its shape reminiscent of an owl's head, where the two rounded, dark spots corresponding to the eyes. Messier 108 (NGC 3556) catalog No. barred spiral galaxy, which see to it from almost edge. distance from ground 46 millions of light years. In 1969, they discovered a type II supernova in the galaxy. (SN1969B) .Currently also moving away from 760 km / s


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