Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 6543 - Inst: 30" f4 dob

.  Of interest was a dim, diffuse, hazy patch of nebulousity about 60
seconds west of ngc 6543.  The nebulousity was about twice the
diameter of the planetary.  It was near the apex of a triangle of dim
stars and about two thirds of the way to the nearest bright field star
to the west of ngc 6543.  This object is not plotted in Sky Atlas
2000.  Can anyone tell me what this object is?  I have observed ngc
6543 many times over the years and never noticed any other nebulousity
in the field.

Hi all-
I looked in my new Millennium Star Atlas and found NGC 6552 just to the west
at RA 18 00.0 and about the same dec as NGC 6543.

Randy J. Rogers