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Cat's Eye Nebula

The Cat's Eye Nebula (also known as NGC 6543 and Caldwell 6) is a planetary nebula in the northern constellation of Draco, discovered by William Herschel on February 15, 1786. It was the first planetary nebula whose spectrum was investigated by the English amateur astronomer William Huggins, demonstrating that planetary nebulae were gaseous and not stellar in nature. Structurally, the object has had high-resolution images by the Hubble Space Telescope revealing knots, jets, bubbles and complex arcs, being illuminated by the central hot planetary nebula nucleus (PNN) This image was created from 3 subframes of different wavelengths from the Hubble WFC Planetary Camera 2 taken in 1995. The FITS data was mapped to the 3 visual channels (F502 to Red, F658 to Green and F673 to Blue) to maximise the detail inside this amazing object Image produced from raw data downloaded from MAST: the Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes Original image by ESA/Hubble, alignment, integration and colour mapping by Arc Fortnight.

Image dimensions: 3240 x 3210 pixels

Cat's Eye Nebula

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Cat's Eye Nebula

The Cat's Eye Nebula (also known as NGC 6543 and Caldwell 6) is a planetary nebula in the northern constellation of Draco, discovered by William Herschel on February 15, 1786. It was the first planetary nebula whose spectrum was investigated by the English amateur astronomer William Huggins, demonstrating that planetary nebulae were gaseous and not stellar in nature. Structurally, the object has had high-resolution images by the Hubble Space Telescope revealing knots, jets, bubbles and complex arcs, being illuminated by the central hot planetary nebula nucleus (PNN) This image was created from 3 subframes of different wavelengths from the Hubble WFC Planetary Camera 2 taken in 1995. The FITS data was mapped to the 3 visual channels (F502 to Red, F658 to Green and F673 to Blue) to maximise the detail inside this amazing object Image produced from raw data downloaded from MAST: the Barbara A. Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes Original image by ESA/Hubble, alignment, integration and colour mapping by Arc Fortnight.

Image dimensions: 3240 x 3210 pixels

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