Owl Nebula, M97
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M97, NGC 3587 Owl Nebula
A planetary nebula in the constellation Ursa Major. Believed to have formed about 6-8000 years ago.
Distance: 2000-2800 light years.
Size: .9 light years across
Camera: SBIG ST-10XME
Telescope: Astrophysics Starfire 140 EDT F7.5
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO with Advanced Telescope Systems portable pier
Images: This is an RGB image and exposure was 57 sub images @ 10 minutes each of 12 red, 18 green, and 27 blue for a
total exposure time of 9 hours & 10 minutes.
Date: April 2013
Software: Camera, mount, and guider control - CCD Commander & MaximDL, calibration and stacking - CCDStack, further processing in Photoshop CS4.