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Caldwell Catalog

Caldwell C6 - Cat's Eye Nebula

Caldwell object C6 also known as the Cat's Eye Nebula is a planetary nebula located within the constellation Draco. Caldwell C6 is best viewed during Winter, is magnitude 8.1*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 8.1 in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      2. Cat's Eye Nebula
      1. Type:
      2. planetary nebula
      1. NGC:
      2. 6543
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 8.1
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 0.3 x 5.8'
      1. RA:
      2. 17 58.6
      1. Dec:
      2. +66 38'
      1. Season:
      2. Winter


    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.

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