Owl Nebula, M97, NGC 3587

This composite image of the Owl Nebula (also known as M97 or NGC3587) was created from three sets of narrowband images taken at the 0.6-meter Burrell Schmidt telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in June 1991. The colors in the image correspond to oxygen [O III] in blue, nitrogen [N II] in green, and hydrogen [H-alpha] in red.This image was the subject of NOAO Press Release 03-06.

Credit:

Karen Kwitter (Williams College), Ron Downes (STScI), You-Hua Chu (University of Illinois) and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

About the Image

Id:noao0310a
Type:Observation
Release date:July 9, 2003
Related releases:noao0310
Size:2099 x 1337 px

About the Object

Name:M97, NGC 3587, Owl Nebula
Constellation:Ursa Major
Category:Nebulae

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Coordinates

Position (RA):11 14 16.14
Position (Dec):55° 0' 47.26"
Field of view:17.00 x 10.83 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 2.7° left of vertical