(IAAC) Obj: NGC 6543 - Inst: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)

Observation Poster: Ron B[ee] <ronby@home.com>
Observer: Ron B[ee]
Your skills: Beginner (< one year)
Date/time of observation: 07/08/01
Location of site: 117h 9m W (Lat 32h 43m N, Elev 2000 ft)
Site classification: Exurban
Sky darkness: 5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 5 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: TV-102 (102mm f/8.6 APO refractor)
Magnification: 30x - 440x
Filter(s): none
Object(s): NGC 6543
Category: Planetary nebula.
Constellation: Dra
Data: mag 8.1  size 22" x 16"
Position: RA :  DEC :
Had eluded me in the past due to el cheapo me using freebie charts.  Found it 
for the first time with good chart and careful planning.  Really small, about 
the size of Mars right now (20") and obviously green at 30x.  The star next to 
it was twinkling while it was not.  Teeny round shape looked like a planet at 
30x, but could easily have missed it.  Very bright and held brightness very 
well all the way to 440x!  Still greenish even at 220x.  Maintained oval shape 
all the way to 440x!  Could not see any central star or “ring” at any 
magnification.  Favorite!
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