Planetary Nebula NGC 6543

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Description

This is an image of the radio emission from the planetary nebula NGC 6543. The intensity of the radio emission is denoted by color, whcih ranges from red (brightest) to blue (faintest). The effective angular size of the array's beam is shown in the inset. The radio emission is thermal in origin, and the main features of its distribution closely resemble those of the optical emission.
VLA in hybrid configuration using 12 antennas. Resolution 0.79 x 0.85 arcsec. Bandwidth 50 MHz. The range of hour-angle coverage was -5.3 to +7.8 hours. The clean algorithm was used.

Creator

Legacy Astronomical Images

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF does not hold full copyright for this image. Contact the archivist for details.

Type

Legacy Astronomical Image

Object Name

NGC6543

Investigators

A. R. Thompson

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

1978-12-11

Type of Observation

continuum

Band

C

Wavelength

6 cm

Frequency

4.885 GHz

Center of Image

RA 17:58:33.420, Dec: 66:37:59.500 (J2000)

Field of View

0.004167 x 0.005556 degrees

Notes

Contact the archivist for a high resolution tif of this image.

Series

Galactic Sources Series

Unit

Planetary Nebulae Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “Planetary Nebula NGC 6543,” NRAO Archives, accessed December 3, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33469.