My attempts at astro imaging

M97 and M108

I realy like it when I can get 2 objects in the same field of view and better still when one is inside and one outside the Milky Way.  M97, also known as the owl nebula is a planetary nebuala, the source star shed it’s outer layers when it reached the end of its life around 6000 years ago. M97 is roughly 2600 light years from us.

M108 is a barred spiral galaxy located about 45 million light years from us, both these objects are in Ursa Major.



2 responses

  1. blueviking

    By their shape and brightness (or lack therof), it looks like a couple of the bright spots to the left of M108 might be other galaxies or nebulae.

    February 20, 2013 at 2:18 am

    • Yep, I think there are quite a few smaller galaxies in that field of view, I really should run it through something like and see what is in there!

      February 20, 2013 at 1:40 pm

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