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IC 2003

PK 161-14.1

A distant Planetary Nebula in the southern regions of Perseus, southward of the California Nebula and the star Menkib in the sky. Estimates of its distance from the Solar System vary, but it appears to lie about 12,000 light years away, placing it about halfway from the Sun to the rim of the Galaxy. Based on this distance estimate, the outer shell of this supernova remnant appears to be about a light year across. At such a distance IC 2003 is extremely faint in the skies of Earth, with a visual magnitude of just +11.6.