Gemini North image of the planetary nebula M97

Gemini North image of the planetary nebula M97, also knownas the Owl Nebula, imaged by the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph (GMOS) as part of a Canadian contest for high school students. The approximately 6,000year-old nebula is located about 2,600 light-years away, and has a diameter ofabout three light-years across. It is located in the constellation of UrsaMajor (which contains the Big Dipper).

Credit:

International Gemini Observatory/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/Émilie Storer (Collège Charlemagne, QUE)/André-Nicolas Chené (HIA/NRCof Canada)/T. Rector (U.Alaska, Anchorage).

About the Image

Id:geminiann10008a
Type:Observation
Release date:March 25, 2010, 4:44 p.m.
Related announcements:geminiann10008
Size:2339 x 1894 px

About the Object

Name:M97
Constellation:Ursa Major
Category:Gemini Observatory

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 14 49.44
Position (Dec):55° 0' 34.07"
Field of view:5.67 x 4.59 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 25.1° right of vertical


Colors & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
g
475 nmGemini North
GMOS-N
Optical
r
630 nmGemini North
GMOS-N
Optical
i
780 nmGemini North
GMOS-N
Optical
H-alpha
656 nmGemini North
GMOS-N