Owl Nebula, M97, NGC 3587

Noirlab_noao0310a_1024

noirlab_noao0310a July 9th, 2003

Credit: Karen Kwitter (Williams College), Ron Downes (STScI), You-Hua Chu (University of Illinois) and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA

This composite image of the Owl Nebula (also known as M97 or NGC3587) was created from three sets of narrowband images taken at the 0.6-meter Burrell Schmidt telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in June 1991. The colors in the image correspond to oxygen [O III] in blue, nitrogen [N II] in green, and hydrogen [H-alpha] in red.This image was the subject of NOAO Press Release 03-06.

Provider: NOIRLab

Image Source: https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao0310a/

Curator: NSF's NOIRLab, Tucson, AZ, USA

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
M97 NGC 3587 Owl Nebula
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Position Details

Position (ICRS)
RA = 11h 14m 16.1s
DEC = 55° 0’ 47.3”
Orientation
North is 2.7° CCW
Field of View
17.0 x 10.8 arcminutes
Constellation
Ursa Major

Color Mapping

  Telescope Spectral Band Wavelength
Red Burrell (None) (Ha) -
Green Burrell (None) (Nll) -
Blue Burrell (None) (Olll) -
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ID
noao0310a
Subject Category
Subject Name
M97, NGC 3587, Owl Nebula
Credits
Karen Kwitter (Williams College), Ron Downes (STScI), You-Hua Chu (University of Illinois) and NOIRLab/NSF/AURA
Release Date
2003-07-09T00:00:00
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://noirlab.edu/public/images/noao0310a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Burrell Schmidt Telescope, Burrell Schmidt Telescope, Burrell Schmidt Telescope
Instrument
None, None, None
Color Assignment
Red, Green, Blue
Band
Bandpass
Ha, Nll, Olll
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
None, None, None
Notes
Coordinate Frame
ICRS
Equinox
J2000
Reference Value
168.5672531, 55.01312688
Reference Dimension
2099.0, 1337.0
Reference Pixel
1623.933685, 666.3237228
Scale
-0.000135, 0.000135
Rotation
2.749188769
Coordinate System Projection:
TAN
Quality
Full
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NSF's NOIRLab
URL
https://noirlab.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
950 North Cherry Ave.
City
Tucson
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85719
Country
USA
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
NSF's NOIRLab
Publisher ID
noirlab
Resource ID
noao0310a
Metadata Date
2020-08-27T12:06:18.415832
Metadata Version
1.1
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Detailed color mapping information coming soon...

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