K3's Astronomy - Deep Sky
"When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which You have set in place, what is Man that You are mindful of him?" -- Psalm 8:3,4

NGC6543 - The Cat's Eye Nebula

Click the image to see the 2X size picture (0.48"/pixel). (Result of X2 mode in K3CCDTools).
NGC6543 - The Cat's Eye Nebula, 23.11.2001 (19:12 UT)
Resolution: 0.96 arcsec/pixel
Camera: Vesta 675SC at prime focus
Telescope: 8" F6 OrionOptics Europa
Exposure: 75x5s (gain 75%), 50xDF
Seeing: lim.magnitude for naked eye 4.0, windy, 1C

Very nice planetary nebula (especially in Hubble Space Telescope) in constellation Draco.
Photo is in original size. Because of wind and blinking stars deconvolution had to be used. Stacked in K3CCDTools and result reprocessed in IRIS (deconvolution). Color saturation of result picture was adjusted.

Credit: J.P. Harrington and K.J. Borkowski (University of Maryland), and NASA
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Credit: J.P. Harrington and K.J. Borkowski (University of Maryland), and NASA
Photograph of NGC6543 made by Hubble Space Telescope.

This color picture, taken with the Wide Field Planetary Camera-2, is a
composite of three images taken at different wavelengths. (red,
hydrogen-alpha; blue, neutral oxygen, 6300 angstroms; green, ionized
nitrogen, 6584 angstroms). The image was taken on September 18, 1994.
NGC 6543 is 3,000 light-years away in the northern constellation
Draco.

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