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Ursa Astronomical Association

M97, M108 - 22.3.2014 at 21.40 Jyväskylä Observation number 24145

Visibility III / V

Jesse Kyytinen, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

This time, star surfing took me to Surffilautagalaxy and Pöllösumu.



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Additional information
  • Observation target
    • Deep space object
  • Designation
    • M97, M108
    • Keskitaso
  • Constellation
    • Ursa Major
  • Galaxies
    • Spiral galaxy info

      Spiral galaxy is a stellar system where there are outwards arched spiral arms from roundish (spiral galaxies) or bar-shaped (barred spiral galaxies) central condensation.

      The apparent shape of spiral galaxied depends on out observation direction. From above they are quite round. From the side they lens-shaped with a bulge in the middle.

      Generally a rather large instrument, good weather conditions and observational expereince are needed to see spiral arms. Usually spiral galaxies look like a fuzzy spots.

      Spiral galaxy M33 in Triangulum. Image Tero Turunen.

       

      Andromeda Galaxy M31. There are also galaxies M110 (upper right corner) and M32 (lower left corner) in this image. Image Pekka Peura.

      M101 aka Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major. Image Samuli Vuorinen.

       

      Spiral galaxy IC 342 aka Hidden Galaxy in Camelopardalis. Image Timo Inkinen.

      A sketch of spiral galaxy NGC 7331 in Pegasus. Image Juha Ojanperä.

  • Nebulae
    • Planetary nebula info

      Planetary nebula is the remnant of a death star. It could be ring-shaped, disc-like or spread out rather irregularly.

      With the exception of some nearest objects planetary nebulae have a small apparent diameter and they need a rather big instrument to be visible.

       

      Planetary nebula M27 aka The Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula. Image Juha Parvio.

       

      M76 aka The Little Dumbbell Nebula in Perseus. Image Rauno Päivinen.

Technical information

Canon EOS 70D+Samyang MF 85mm F1.4: f/1.4 20x30s. = 10min ISO800

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