Apr 19, 2023

M97 the Owl Nebula and M108 the Snowboard Galaxy

M97, the Owl nebula (also known as Messier 97 or NGC 3587) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Ursa Major.

It is one of the four planetary nebulae included in the Messier catalogue and was discovered in 1781 by the French astronomer Pierre Méchain... Read more (updated 25/04/2023)