Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Draco (Dra)  ·  Contains:  IC 4677  ·  NGC 6543  ·  NGC 6552  ·  PK096+29.1
NGC 6543, 


            Jan Scheers
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NGC 6543, 


            Jan Scheers
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Acquisition details

April 18, 2022
Avg. Moon age:
16.65 days
Avg. Moon phase:

RA center: 17h58m30s.801

DEC center: +66°3804.22

Pixel scale: 0.865 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.323 degrees

Field radius: 0.247 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 1451x1452

File size: 601.5 KB

Data source: Amateur hosting facility

Remote source: Telescope Live


The Cat's Eye Nebula, also known as NGC 6543, is a planetary nebula in the northern constellation of Draco, about three thousand light-years from Earth.

This SHO-image mainly shows the nebula's surrounding halo.
The inner part is one of the most complex planetary nebulae in space.

Image acquired with the Officina Stellare ProRC 700 telescope and FLI PL16803 camera from Telescope Live in IC Astronomy Observatory, Oria, Spain.

Total integration time 360 minutes.
10 subs of 600s with each narrowband filter (SII, H-alpha and OIII).

Processing with Astro Pixel Processor, Photoshop CC with AstroPanel Pro, Astronomy Tools, Topaz Sharpen AI and Denoise Projects 3 plug-ins.


Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 6543, 


            Jan Scheers