M97, M108 (The Owl and the Surfboard)

M97, M 108
M97, M 108

These two object accidentally fit into one frame. On the bottom the Owl Nebula, a planetary nebula 2000 light years away, on the top the so called Surfboard Galaxy 40 million light yeras away. Quite a difference …

Acquisition Details

Scope: Borg 90FL/500 with 1.08x Flattener
Filter: None
Camera: ZWO ASI 2600MC Pro
Mount: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro
Guiding Scope: MiniBorg 50
Guiding Camera: ZWO ASI 290MM
Guiding Software: PHD2
Acquisition Software: APT
Light Frames: 50x300sec
Flats, Dark Flats, Bias, Darks
Camera settings: Gain 100, Offset 20
No moon during acquisition
Bortle 4-5
Acquisition Date: April 15, 2021


Stacking Software: DSS
Imaging: PixInsight