Cookie consent

AstroBin saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing AstroBin without changing the browser settings, you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

I agree
Contains:  NGC 6543, IC 4677
Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
NGC6543 - Cat's Eye Nebula, 


NGC6543 - Cat's Eye Nebula

NGC6543 - Cat's Eye Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 2346x1743

Dates:Aug. 23, 2019Aug. 24, 2019Aug. 25, 2019

Baader B 36mm ungefasst: 26x60"
Baader G 36mm ungefasst: 20x60"
Baader Ha 36mm 7nm: 57x300" (gain: 139.00)
Baader O III 36mm 8nm: 59x300" (gain: 139.00)
Baader R 36mm ungefasst: 26x60"

Integration: 10.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.01 days

Avg. Moon phase: 40.98% job: 2881691

RA center: 269.628 degrees

DEC center: 66.627 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.863 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 43.121 degrees

Field radius: 0.350 degrees

Locations: Balkon, Ascheberg, NRW, Germany

Data source: Backyard


The Cat's Eye Nebula is a planetary nebula in the Constellation Draco. The outer shell is built mostly from ionized OIII gas with minor attributes of hydrogen gas. The inner core is very bright but shows some interesting structures.

The image is a combination of narrowband images for the shell and RGB images for the core and the stars.

TS 130/910 mm apo refractor and ZWO ASI1600mmp.

Baader Ha
57 x 300s gain 139

Baader OIII
59 x 300s gain 139

Baader RGB filters 36 mm gain 76
26 x 60s red
20 x 60s green
26 x 60s blue

Starnet++, APP and PS CC2019



License: None (All rights reserved)

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC6543 - Cat's Eye Nebula, 



In these public groups

Cloudy Nights