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 Ashburn (click to change), Owl Nebula is visible in the dawn sky, becoming accessible at around 03:02 (EDT), when it rises to an altitude of 21° above your north-eastern horizon. It will then reach an altitude of 48° before fading from view as dawn breaks at around 06:20.

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)[1]
Right Ascension:11h14m [1]
Declination:+55°01' [1]
Distance:797.1 parsec
2598.7 lightyears [1]
Derived Quantities
Absolute Mag (V):1.69

Ashburn

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Longitude:
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39.04°N
77.49°W
EDT

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