Messier 108 (M 108)

Introduction | Map | My Best Own Photos | My Own Observations | References || Appendix: My Own Photos

On this page I collect my observations of the barred spiral galaxy M 108 in the constellation Ursa Major.

 

Introduction

The galaxy M 108 in the constellation Ursa Major is a barred spiral galaxy that is nearly seen edge-on. Close to it, there is the planetary nebula M 97 (Owl Nebula). In the Vespera, both can be observed jointly.

Size: 5' x 1.5' (Stoyan)
Distance: 45 million light years
Rating: ** (Stoyan)

 

Map

The barred spiral galaxy M 108 in the constellation Ursa Major (close to M 97) (Image Courtesy of SkySafari Astronomy, www.simulationcurriculum.com)

 

My Best Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 108 - March 6, 2021

 

M 108 - March 6, 2021

 

M 108 - March 6, 2021

      

M 108 - March 6, 2021, photo on top processed

 

M 108 - March 6, 2021, photo on top processed

 

M 108 - March 6, 2021, photo on top processed

     

M 108 - Jun 1, 021

 

M 108 - Jun 1, 2021, photo left processed (Polarr)

   

Vespera

M 108 & M 97 , Aug 28, 2022 - original (61 frames = 610 seconds)

 

My Own Observations

Observations March to June 2020

Observations March to June 2021

Observations April 2022

Observations August 2022

 

References

On this Site


Appendix: My Own Photos

eVscope

         

M 108 - Mar 14, 2020

 

M 108 - Mar 23, 2020

 

M 108 - Apr 19, 2020, fuzzy

         

M 108 - Mar 14, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 108 - Mar 23, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 108 - Apr 19, 2020, fuzzy, photo on top processed

         

M 108 - Apr 21, 2020

  M 108 - May 5, 2020   M 108 - Jun 12, 2020
         

M 108 - Apr 21, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 108 - May 5, 2020, photo on top processed

 

M 108 - Jun 12, photo on top 2020, processed

      

M 108 - March 6, 2021

 

M 108 - March 6, 2021

 

M 108 - March 6, 2021

      

M 108 - March 6, 2021, photo on top processed

 

M 108 - March 6, 2021, photo on top processed

 

M 108 - March 6, 2021, photo on top processed

     

M 108 - Jun 1, 2021

 

M 108 - Jun 1, 2021, photo left processed (Polarr)

   

eVscope 2

    

M 108 - Apr 9, 2022

 

M 108 - Apr 9, 2022, photo left processed

    

M 108 - Apr 9, 2022

 

M 108 - Apr 9, 2022, photo left processed

Vespera

M 108 & M 97 , Aug 28, 2022 - original (61 frames = 610 seconds)