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About this Object

Object Name:

Cat's Eye Nebula, NGC 6543

Object Description:

Planetary Nebula

Position (J2000):

R.A. 17h 58m 33s.42
Dec. +66° 37' 59".5

Constellation:

Draco

Distance:

3,000 light-years (1,000 parsecs)

Dimensions:

This image is 1.2 arcminutes (1.2 light-years or 0.35 parsecs) wide

About the Data

Data Description:

This image was created from HST observations from the following proposal: 9026: Z. Tsvetanov (JHU)

Instrument:

ACS/WFC

Exposure Date:

May 4, 2002

Exposure Time:

1.2 hours

Filters:

F502N [O III], FR505N [O III] and F658N (Halpha+[N II])

About this Image

Image Credit:

NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Release Date:

September 9, 2004

Orientation/Scale: