The Owl Nebula (M97)

Image of the Owl Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From San Diego , the Owl Nebula is visible in the morning sky, becoming accessible around 20:05, when it reaches an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach its highest point in the sky at 02:37, 67° above your northern horizon. It will be lost to dawn twilight around 05:43, 50° above your north-western horizon.

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Name The Owl Nebula (M97)
Object type Planetary nebula
Other names
The Owl Nebula
M97[1]
NGC 3587[2]
Position
Constellation:Ursa Major
Magnitude:9.90 (V) [2]
11.60 (B) [2]
16.71 (J) [2]
B-V Color (mag):1.70
Right ascension:11h14m [2]
Declination:+55°01' [2]
Distance:797.1 parsec
2598.7 lightyrs [1]
Derived quantities
Absolute mag (V):0.39
Visibility from San Diego

All times shown in San Diego local time.

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32.72°N
117.16°W
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