The Owl Nebula (Planetary Nebula)

Image of Owl Nebula
Red-band image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Cambridge , Owl Nebula is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible around 02:48 (EDT), when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 44° before fading from view as dawn breaks at 05:50.

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Name Owl Nebula
Object Type Planetary Nebula
Other Names
M 97
NGC 3587
Position
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:11.20 (V) [2]
11.60 (B) [3]
Right ascension:11h14m [3]
Declination:+55°01' [3]
Distance:797.1 parsec
2598.7 lightyrs [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute mag (V):1.69

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42.38°N
71.11°W
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