C6 - Cat's Eye Nebula
Caldwell 6 (NGC 6543) also known as the Cat's Eye Nebula is a planetary nebula located within the constellation Draco.
C6 is best viewed during Winter, is magnitude 8.1*, and can be viewed with binoculars. It is 0.3 x 5.8' in size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.
- Cat's Eye Nebula
- planetary nebula
- 0.3 x 5.8'
- 17 58.6
- +66 38'
* The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.