M 97

M 97—The Owl Nebula

M 97—The Owl Nebula (NGC 3587)

Image Data

Telescope: 10″ Aries f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain on Astro-Physics 900GTO German Equatorial
Accessories: Moravian G1-0300 as Off-Axis Guider, 0.67X Astro-Physics CCD Telecompressor
Focal Length and Resolution: 2692 mm, 0.52″/pixel
Instrument: QSI 532wsg at -20 deg. C
Exposures: H-alpha: 10×20 min, O-III: 4×20 min. Total: 4.7 hours
Filter(s): Astrodon Narrowband
Exposure Date: 9-10 April 2011
Seeing, FWHM: 1.8″
Processing Software: MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop
Image Acquisition Software: MaximDL, TheSky6, CCDAutoPilot, FocusMax, PinPoint

Object Data

Constellation: Ursa Major
Type: Planetary Nebula
Distance: 2,600 ly
Dimensions: ~3.3′
Magnitude: 9.9 (V)

Processing Procedure

H-alpha mapped to red, O-III to blue and green.



1960ApJ...131..541O Electron Densities in Planetary Nebulae. Osterbrock, Donald E.; Astrophysical Journal, vol. 131, p.541 May 1960
1954ApJ...120..261M The Structure of the Owl Nebula. Minkowski, R.; Aller, L. H.; Astrophysical Journal, vol. 120, p.261 Sep 1954
1995ApJ...441..726F A volume-limited survey of High Galactic latitude planetary nebulae with the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Fruscione, Antonella; Drake, Jeremy J.; McDonald, Kelley; Malina, Roger F.; Astrophysical Journal, Part 1 (ISSN 0004-637X), vol. 441, no. 2, p. 726-734 Mar 1995
2003AJ....125.3213G Physical Structure of Planetary Nebulae. I. The Owl Nebula Guerrero, Martín A.; Chu, You-Hua; Manchado, Arturo; Kwitter, Karen B.; The Astronomical Journal, Volume 125, Issue 6, pp. 3213-3221. Jun 2003
1985MNRAS.217..539S The structure of NGC 3587, the Owl nebula Sabbadin, F.; Bianchini, A.; Ortolani, S.; Strafella, F.; Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (ISSN 0035-8711), vol. 217, Dec. 1, 1985, p. 539-549. CNR-supported research. Dec 1985
1986AZh....63..279K The influence of a binary nucleus on the structure of planetary nebulae Kolesnik, I. G.; Pilyugin, L. S.; Astronomicheskii Zhurnal, vol. 63, Mar.-Apr. 1986, p. 279-287 Soviet Astronomy, vol. 30, Mar.-Apr. 1986, p. 169-173. Translation Apr 1986
1998AJ....116.1882C ROSAT X-Ray Observations of Two Planetary Nebulae: NGC 1535 and NGC 3587 Chu, You-Hua; Gruendl, Robert A.; Conway, Gail M.; The Astronomical Journal, Volume 116, Issue 4, pp. 1882-1885. Oct 1998
2012IAUS..283..211Z (F)UV spectral analysis of 15 extremely hot, hydrogen-rich central stars of planetary nebulae Ziegler, Marc; Rauch, Thomas; Werner, Klaus; Kruk, Jeffrey W.; Planetary Nebulae: An Eye to the Future, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, IAU Symposium, Volume 283, p. 211-214 Aug 2012
1972A&A....20..115P Photometry of NGC 3587, "the Owl nebula", in Halpha light, and its structure. Proisy, P.; Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 20, p. 115 - 119 Aug 1972
2000AJ....120.2661C Excitation and Density Mapping of NGC 3587 Cuesta, L.; Phillips, J. P.; The Astronomical Journal, Volume 120, Issue 5, pp. 2661-2669. Nov 2000

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