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Messier 97 - NGC 3587

"Owl Nebula"

  • TYPE:  Planetary Nebula Type 3a
  • RA: 11h 14.8'
  • DEC:  +55degrees 01'
  • SIZE:  3.0' X 3.0'
  • VISUAL MAGNITUDE:  9.9
  • SURFACE BRIGHTNESS:  16.1
  • CONSTELLATION:  Ursa Major
  • DISTANCE:  3 Thousand Light Years
  • DIAMETER:  3 Light Years

IMAGING INFORMATION

  • TELESCOPE:  RCOS Carbon fiber 10 inch R/C reflector, on a Parramount GT1100
  • REDUCER/CORRECTOR:  None / operating at 9.0 FL
  • CAMERA:  Santa Barbara Instruments Group, ST-8XME Digital (Thermoelectrically cooled)
  • ADAPTIVE OPTICS:  None, Off-axis guiding with a ST402XME and a Astro Don ROAG
  • FILTER(S):  Astro Don LRGB
  • CCD COOLING TEMPERATURE:  -20 C
  • BINNING/RESOLUTION:  2 X 2 (765 X 510) LRGB resized to 1530x1020
  • EXPOSURE TIME:  5 min. Luminance,Red, Green, Blue.
  • NUMBER OF IMAGES:  5, 5, 5, 5
  • FILM SPEED:  None
  • DATE/TIME:  12-31-2008 / 08:58:35.693 UTC
  • LOCATION:  Valley Center, California
  • TEMPERATURE:  52 degrees
  • HUMIDITY:  39%

 

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