NGC 6543 - Catseye Nebula


The Catseye is a planetary nebula found in Draco (the Dragon). It shines at magnitude 9.0, and is 5.8' in size.

This shot was taken at f/6.3 with the 12" LX200, AO7, and ST-8E CCD from my home dome in Monmouth Oregon on August 28, 2002.

A little unsharp mask was applied to bring up the detail. 

Filter Exposure Count Binning
Red 15 min 3 x 5 min 2x2
Green 15 min 3 x 5 min 2x2
Blue 20 min 4 x 5 min 2x2