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Planetary Nebula Sampler

NGC 3587

This nebula is also known as the Owl Nebula. The morphology pattern is less obvious than for other nebulae on this page. Any suggestions?

Shape: spherical

Distance: uncertain approx. 3,000 light years

Location: Constellation Ursa Major

RA: 11 14 47.50 DEC: +55 01 14.0

Size: 3.2 arc minutes in diameter

Abundances/Description: small and faint

Discoverer: Mechain (1781)