M 108, the Surfboard Galaxy
In general in this region of the Big Dipper, it is the Owl Planetary Nebula M97 that steals the show. In fact, it is a spectacular galaxy in its intricate details due to clouds of dust mixed with very bright areas of HII regions. It is a starburst barred spiral. Its visual magnitude is 9.9
March 14, 2020, live observation with help of EAA with SiOnyx Aurora night cam on afocal setup on a 16" Dobsonian placed on an equatorial table, Celestron 25mm eyepiece, good conditions of seeing and medium transparency. Drawing on black Canson paper with chalk and wax pastel pencils. Digital redrawing of the stars.