Galaxy M108, & M97
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M108 (Galaxy) and M97 (The Owl)

M108 is listed as a spiral galaxy and shines at mag 9.9.  The Owl is a planetary nebula nearby, getting its name the dark features can look like an owl's eyes.  See below for the full resolution views.

29 images of 4 minutes each = 116 minutes total exposure.  February 2007.  Canon EOS 20Da (unmodified), 12 images at ISO 1600, 17 at ISO 800, Takahashi TOA 130 (a 5" APO refractor) with reducer, Losmandy G-11 mount.    My current image processing workflow is here.

M 97 (M97) close-up

M 108 (M108) close-up

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