M108 is a spiral galaxy seen 8 degrees from edge on. It is found near the bottom of the bowl of the big dipper.Nearby is the Planetary Nebula M97- commonly known as the "Owl" It is 10 thousand light years from earth. The owl is very faint at a magnitude 11.2 and requires dark skies. Pentax 105SHDF, TV .85 reducer, Canon 10D, stack of 6 4-5 min exposures, Summit County, CO, December 26, 2003.