Messier 97 (M 97)

Introduction | Map | My Own Photos | Own Observations | References

On this page I collect my observations of the planetary nebula M 97 (Owl Nebula) in the constellation Ursa Major.

 

Introduction

The planetary nebula M 97 (Owl Nebula) in the constellation Ursa Major is one of four planetary nebulae in the Messier catalogue and the second faintest of these. In the eVscope it appears like a greenish dot with two darker spots. Close to it there is the spiral galaxy M 108.

Size: 3.3' (Stoyan)
Distance: 1,300 light years (Stoyan)
Rating: ** (Stoyan)

 

Map

M 97 (Owl Nebula) in constellation Ursa Major is close to the galaxy M 108 (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 97 - Mar 14, 2020

 

M 97 - Mar 23, 2020

 

M 97 - Mar 23, 2020

         

M 97 - Mar 14, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 97 - Mar 23, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 97 - Mar 23, 2020, photo on top processed

         

M 97 - Apr 19, 2020

 

M 97 - Apr 21, 2020

 

M 97 - Apr 21, 2020

         

M 97 - Apr 19, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 97 - Apr 21, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 97 - Apr 21, 2020, photo on top processed

      

M 97 - May 5, 2020

 

M 97 - Jun 12, 2020

 

M 97 - Jul 18, 2020

      

M 97 - May 5, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 97 - Jun 12, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 97 - Jul 18, 2020, photo on top processed

      

M 97 - Jul 18, 2020

 

M 97 - Feb 20, 2021

 

M 97 - Feb 20, 2021

      

M 97 - Jul 18, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 97 - Feb 20, 2021, photo on top processed

 

M 97 - Feb 20, 2021, photo on top processed

     

M 97 - Mar 6, 2021

 

M 97 - Mar 6, 2021

   
     

M 97 - Mar 6, 2021, photo on top processed

 

M 97 - Mar 6, 2021, photo on top processed

   

 

Own Observations

Observations March to July 2020

Observations February to March 2021

 

References

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