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NGC 6543 (Herschel 342) - Cats Eye Nebula

NGC 6543 (Herschel 342), also known as Cats Eye Nebula, is a planetary nebula located in the constellation Draco. NGC 6543 is best viewed during Summer, is magnitude 9, and can be viewed with large binoculars.

NGC 6543 is also listed in the Caldwell Catalog as C6.

      1. Herschel #:
      2. 342
      1. NGC:
      2. 6543
      1. Name:
      2. Cats Eye Nebula
      1. Type:
      2. planetary nebula
      1. Caldwell reference:
      2. C6
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 9
      1. Season:
      2. Summer
      1. RA:
      2. 17h 58.0m
      1. Dec:
      2. +66° 38'

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