Basic object information
Object name: NGC 6543
Popular name: Cat's Eye Nebula
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 8.1
Size: 20.0"
Magnitude of central star: 11.3
Object classification: 3a(2)
Description: vB,pS,sbMvSN
Notes: H IV 37;Cat's Eye Nebula;PK96+29.1

Catalog information
RA (J2000.0): 17h 58m 36.0s
Dec (J2000.0): +66 38' 00"

Constellation: Draco

Observer: Iiro Sairanen
Obs. place: Ania, Pirkkala, Finland
Date/Time: 29/30.9.2008 23:10

Telescope: Newton 300/1500 mm

Magn: 600x


Field: 7'

NE Lim.mag: 6.6

Background sky: 2

Seeing: 2

Visuality: I

Height: 57

Weather: +1C

Cat's Eye Nebula. Very high surface brightness and stands well high magnification. At this time 600x were in use and it showed a tricky ring structure. The ring is elliptical and blurry in both "heads". Central star is petty bright but somewhat difficult because of nebula's brightness. Clearly turquoise blue.