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Herschel 342 (NGC 6543) - Cat?s Eye Nebula

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

Herschel 342 is also listed in the Caldwell catalog as object C6.

      1. Herschel #:
      2. 342
      1. NGC:
      2. 6543
      1. Name:
      2. Cat?s 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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