The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC6543)

Image of the Cat's Eye Nebula
R/B-band color composite image from the Second Digitized Sky Survey (DSS2), measuring 10 arcminutes across.
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From Ashburn , the Cat's Eye Nebula is visible all night because it is circumpolar. It will be highest in the sky shortly before dawn, when it will be lost to twilight around 06:17, 46° above your north-eastern horizon. At dusk, it will become visible around 18:20 (EST), 24° above your north-western horizon.

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Name The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC6543)
Object type Planetary nebula
Other names
The Cat's Eye Nebula
C 6[2]
NGC 6543[1]
Position
Constellation:Draco
Magnitude:8.80 (V) [2]
9.79 (B) [1]
8.95 (J) [1]
9.08 (H) [1]
8.34 (K) [1]
B-V Color (mag):0.78
Right ascension:17h58m [1]
Declination:+66°37' [1]
Visibility from Ashburn

All times shown in Ashburn local time.

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39.04°N
77.49°W
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