The Owl Nebula, M97 is along the bottom of the bowl of the Big Dipper.    It is a planetary nebula about 2,600 light years away.   The  greenish central nebula is surounded by a fainter outer red shell of nebulous material.   The image is composed of 11 images of 5 minutes each with LRGB exposure times of 40:5:5:5 minutes.   This image was taken on Jan 31, 2004 with a 3/4 moon illuminating the sky.

Owl Nebula