M 97 Published in Astronomy Now Magazine May 2018, March 2019, and March 2020
M97 is a planetary nebula in the constellation Ursa Major. It is 2,030 light years from Earth.
TARGET Nomenclature: M97, Messier 97, Owl Nebula, NGC 3587 Right Ascension: 11:14:48 Declination: +55:01:08.50 Size: 3.4 arc min, 6 arc min including the outer halo Discovery:Pierre Méchain on February 16, 1781
EQUIPMENT USED APM TMB LZOS 152 refractor 10Micron GM2000 HPS mount QSI6120 CCD camera Astrodon filters
IMAGE CAPTURE 5nm Ha: 51x1200 bin 1x1 3nm OIII: 48x1200 bin 1x1 Red: 16x300 bin 1x1 Green: 16x300 bin 1x1 Blue: 16x300 bin 1x1 Total integration: 23 hours Pixel scale: 0.396 arcsec/pixel Field radius: 0.187 degrees Capture dates: 22-27 March 2020 Capture location: Fregenal de la Sierra, Spain