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NGC 6543 Cat's Eye Nebula
NGC 6543
This tiny but colorful planetary nebula was discovered by William Herschel.


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All Images of NGC 6543 Cat's Eye Nebula
4 Aug 2015
Details:
Night of:Tuesday August 4, 2015
Site:Laguna Niguel
Local Time:11:45 PM | Aug 4, 2015
Altitude:50
RA:17h 58m 33s
Declination:+66d 38'
Distance:3,300 light years
Magnitude:+8.1 mV
Size:25"
Camera Settings:
Telescope:9.25-SCT
Camera:Celestron NightScape
f/ratio:f6.3
Pixel Scale:0.73 arcsec
Image Size:500 x 376 pixels (0.2 MP)
6.1' x 4.6'
Exposure:15 sec
Stacked Frames:35
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