Owl Nebula (M97, NGC3587) is a planetary nebula object of interest in space. It lies at a distance of 2030 light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major.
It is referred to as M(97) when it was catalogued by Charles Messier in 18th - 19th Century France. It is also referred to as NGC(3587) in the New General Catalogue. This is a list of deep space objects that was compiled by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888 in an update to John Herschel earlier catalogue.
The Planetary Nebula's location is 11:14.8 (R.A.) and +55:01 (Dec.). Its Visual Brightness is a 9.9 Magnitude and has an apparent magnitude of 10 with an apparent dimension of 3.4x3.3 . The object can not be seen by the naked eye, you need a telescope to see it.
Owl nebula (M97,NGC3587) is a planetary nebula. It was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. It's location is RA(11:14.8), Dec(+55:01) and its distance is calculated 2.03 light years away. Its visual Brightness is 9.9. Its apparent dimensions measured in arcmins is 3.4x3.3.
|Name||Owl Nebula (M97, NGC3587)|
|Naked Eye Visible||Requires a 7x50 Binoculars - Magnitudes|
|Year of Discovery||1781|