M97, also known as Messier 97, NGC 3587 or the the Owl nebula, is a magnitude 9.9
planetary nebula in Ursa Major. It is about 2000 light years away.
Date: Feb 2008
Location: New Ringgold PA
Optics: Meade LX200R 12 inch at f/10
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: SBIG ST-8XME / CFW-8
Guiding: ST-8XME integral guiding chip controlled by Maxim CCD
Exposure: LRGBHa: L-20x7 min,R-14x4 min, G-9x5 min, B-14x6 min, HA-3x20 for a total
of 6.4 hours
Processing: Image acquisition using CCD Autopilot. Initial processing was done using
Maxim DL with subsequent processing with Photoshop.
Blue Mountain Vista Observatory New RInggold PA