M97 and M108

This one is a two-fer. These two Messier objects are often photographed together because of their proximity to one another. In the lower right hand corner is the Owl Nebula, so called because it resembles the face of an owl. The owl is a planetary nebula.

The companion Galaxy M108 is a barred spiral seen almost edge on from our perspective. Both objects are in the constellation Ursa Major.

This image was my first really sucessful attempt at combining seperate RG&B images from a cooled CCD camera.

Image Details
Camera: QSI 583
Optic: 190mm f/5.3 Mak-Newt
Exposure: Lost in antiquity
Other: Notes on acquisition details were lost.
Mount: Paramount MX
Date: Early, 2012
Other: Imaged from Stardust Ranch in Okeechobee, FL

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M97 and M108