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(IAAC) Obj: NGC6543 (Cat's Eye nebula), IC4677 (not seen) - Inst: C9.25"



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Observation Poster: Glenn Talbert <glenn_talbert@yahoo.com>
Observer: Glenn Talbert
Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
Date/time of observation: June 7, 2004 /  2300hr PDT
Location of site: Chico, CA (Lat 39N, Elev )
Site classification: Rural
Sky darkness: mag 5 <Limiting magnitude>
Seeing: 8 <1-10 Seeing Scale (10 best)>
Moon presence: None - moon not in sky
Instrument: C9.25"
Magnification: 195x
Filter(s): OIII
Object(s): NGC6543 (Cat's Eye nebula), IC4677 (not seen)
Category: Planetary nebula.
Class: 
Constellation: Draco
Data: mag 8.3  size 0,4' x 0.3'
Position: RA 17:58  DEC 66:37
Description:
Very bright, roundish oval disc. Central star was not seen due to it's
brightness. Suspected seeing a dark mottling in the center.
The outer edge very suddenly fades sharply. Faint nebulosity can be
seen outside surrounding the entire disc.
Unable to see the brightest portion of the outer filament aka IC 4677.
Without the OIII filter, the nebula shows a light blue tint.
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