Planetary Nebula Abell 69


This planetary nebula was discovered in 1955 by the American astronomer George Ogden Abell on the photo plates of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS). In 1955 he published a first list of 13 globular clusters and the positions of 73 planetary nebulae. The PN was then listed as number 55 (A55 55). In 1966 Abell published a completed list including the size and description of the 86 planetary nebulae discovered on the POSS photo plates. This PN was then listed as nebula 69. [331, 332]

Physical Properties

«Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae» Acker et al., 1992 [141]
Designations PN G076.3+01.1: A 69, PK 76+01.1, A55 56, ARO 15, VV' 533
Right Ascension (J2000.0) 20h 19m 56s a
Declination (J2000.0) +38° 24' 31" a
Dimensions 22." (optical)
C-Star Designations AG82 406
C-Star Magnitude B: >21.
Discoverer ABELL 1955

Finder Chart

The planetary nebula Abell 69 is located in the constellation Cygnus, just 47 arcminutes west of the open cluster Messier 29 and approximately half a degree south of the small open cluster Berkeley 86. It is in opposition to the Sun on 24 July and can be observed from Switzerland from March to December.

Finder Chart Planetary Nebula Abell 69
Planetary Nebula Abell 69 in constellation Cygnus. Charts created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. Limiting magnitudes: Constellation chart ~6.5 mag, DSS2 close-ups ~20 mag. [149, 160]

Objects Within a Radius of 15°