Abell 33

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Abell 33
As seen from Mount Lemmon Sky Center
Observation data
(Epoch J2000)
Right ascension 09h 39m 09.2s
Declination −02° 48′ 35″
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Constellation Hydra
Physical characteristics
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Notable features Foreground star gives it a "diamond ring" effect
Other designations PNG 238.0+34.8, PK 238+34.1, ARO 65
See also: Planetary nebula, Lists of nebulae

Abell 33 is a planetary nebula located 2700 light years away in the constellation of Hydra. It is lies very close to its neighboring star HD 83535. The 'diamond ring' appearance is caused by a foreground star which is not part of the nebula.


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