Owl nebula


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Owl nebula

(M97; NGC 3587) A relatively large, distinctively shaped planetary nebula in the constellation Ursa Major, about 500 parsecs away.

Owl Nebula

[′au̇l ′neb·yə·lə]
(astronomy)
A large planetary nebula in Ursa Major which has two large, circular darker areas in an otherwise opaque spherical shell.
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Optically bright astronomical objects, those visible to the eye and optical telescopes, often are nicknamed for their earthly likenesses, such as the Whirlpool Galaxy and Owl Nebula.
Although I studied the owl nebula from my southern vantage point, it was much more outstanding with numerous fine details, seeing that it was much higher up, in the northern skies.
I found M 108 by accident while looking for our next target,M97 the Owl nebula.