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M97, the Owl Nebula. This planetary nebula is 1,500ly away in the direction of Ursa Major and is estimated to be 6,000 years old. Also, numerous distant glaxies can be seen as well. This area of the sky is teaming with distant galaxies. 15x300sec fits exposures captured and combined in Nebulosity v2.4.0 software. Finishing touches done in PhotoShop. Telescope: Orion 8" 1000mm f4.9 Newtonian reflector. Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G Guide Scope: Meade 800mm f10 reduced to f5 with Atik x.5 focal length reducer (ADM rings). Imaging Camera: Mead DSI Color 16bit camera. Guide Camera: Meade DSI Pro monochrome 16bit camera. Imaging camera in prime focus. Filtration used: Baader UV/IR Cut filter · Date/Time 2011:04:04 21:25:35 · Resolution 800 x 602