Planetary Nebula Abell 83


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 69 (A55 69). 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 83. [331, 332]

Physical Properties

«Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae» Acker et al., 1992 [141]
Designations PN G113.6-06.9: A 83, PK 113-06.1, A55 69, ARO 385, VV' 580
Right Ascension (J2000.0) 23h 46m 46s a
Declination (J2000.0) +54° 44' 40" a
Dimensions 47." (optical)
C-Star Designations AG82 457
C-Star Magnitude B: >21.
Discoverer ABELL 1955

Finder Chart

The planetary nebula Abell 83 is located in the constellation Cygnus. It is in opposition to the Sun on 18 September and can be observed from Switzerland from March to December.

Finder Chart Planetary Nebula Abell 83
Planetary Nebula Abell 83 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°