M97

Owl Nebula

Designation:
M97
Object Type:
Planetary Nebula
Right Ascention:
11h 15m
Declination:
+55° 1'
Magnitude:
9.9
Distance:
2,600 light years
Constellation:
Ursa Major

Image Source: NOAO/AURA/NSF

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The Owl - Planetary Nebula in Ursa Major

Last month, we paid a visit to the spiral galaxy M108. I promised to feature its neighbor, the planetary nebula M97, this month. Did you take a sneak peek? I don’t blame you. Just 3/4 degree southeast of M108, M97 can be glimpsed in the same ... more