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M97

M97

(Click on the picture above to go to the main image.)

M97, a planetary nebula, is also known as the "Owl Nebula" due to the two darker regions that give the appearance of an owl's "eyes".

I took this picture from my driveway.

Constellation Ursa Major
Right Asc (hh:mm:ss) 11:14:54
Declination(deg:sec) 55:01
Magnitude 11.1
Size (ArcMin) 3.2
Tirion SkyAtlas 2000 #2
Uranometria 2000 #46

CCD Camera Parameters

ST-7 Compressed Image
File_version = 3
Data_version = 1
Exposure = 15 minutes
Focal_length = 63.000
Aperture = 65.9400
Response_factor = 300.000
Note = Picture taken 11/24/95 at 04:16:31
Background = 420
Range = 90
Height = 510
Width = 765
Date = 11/24/95
Time = 04:16:31
Exposure_state = 37
Temperature = -19.98 C
Number_exposures = 1
Each_exposure = 15 minutes
History = DFcEK
Observer = Michael Purcell
X_pixel_size = 0.0090
Y_pixel_size = 0.0090
Pedestal = 0
E_gain = 3.00
User_1 = CCDOPS for DOS Version 2.05
Filter = None
Readout_mode = 0

This page last updated on September 10, 1996 Contact Michael Purcell

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