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Cat's Eye Nebula


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The 9th-magnitude planetary nebula NGC 6543, which lies 3000 l.y. away in Draco. The complex shape of the gas loops thrown off by the central star 1000 years or so ago gives it the appearance of a cat's eye.

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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