NGC 6565

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NGC 6565
Nebula
NGC 6565.jpg
A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of NGC 6565.
Credit: HST/NASA/ESA.
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension 18h 11m 52.5s[1]
Declination −28° 10′ 42.3″[1]
Distance 14,000 ly
Apparent magnitude (V) 13
Apparent dimensions (V) 10" x 8"
Constellation Sagittarius
Designations ESO 456-70[1]
See also: Lists of nebulae

NGC 6565, also known as ESO 456-70, is a planetary nebula 14 thousand light years away, whose star is dying (the colors and the nebula itself result from a body of gases formed by the stellar winds that have peeled and pushed away the star's outer layers). It is about 13th magnitude and a tiny diameter of 8 to 10 arc seconds.

It is located in the constellation Sagittarius.[2]

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References[edit]

  • Robert Burnham, Jr, Burnham's Celestial Handbook: An obsever's guide to the universe beyond the solar system, vol 3, p.1556