(IAAC) OBS M97 (Owl Nebula) 12.5" f/4.8

Observer: Lew Gramer
Your skills: Intermediate
Date and UT of observation: May 25, 1996, 05:30 UT
Location: Gunstock, NH, USA (43oN)
Site classification: Rural
Limiting magnitude (visual): 6.2
Seeing (from 1 to 5): 3
Moon up/phase: down
Instrument: 12.5" f/4.8 dob reflector
Magnification: 55x
Filters used: none
Object: M97 (Owl Nebula)
Category: Planetary
Constellation: UMa
Object diameter: 200"
RA/DE: 11h14' +55o01'
Description: Object was easily found from M108.
Beautiful round nebula, with hint of darkening
in two spots. Worth a look in wide-angle epc!