Owl Nebula 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 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. Owl Nebula was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain. 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 .
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.
|Year of Discovery||1781|