NGC 6565

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NGC 6565
Emission nebula
Planetary nebula
A Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image of NGC 6565.
Observation data: J2000 epoch
Right ascension18h 11m 52.5s[1]
Declination−28° 10′ 42.3″[1]
Distance14,000 ly
Apparent magnitude (V)13
Apparent dimensions (V)10" x 8"
DesignationsESO 456-70[1]
See also: Lists of nebulae

NGC 6565 (also known as ESO 456-70) is a planetary nebula located 14,000 light-years away from earth in the Sagittarius constellation. It is about 13th magnitude and has a diameter of 8 to 10 arcseconds. NGC 6565 formed when a star ejected its outer layers during the late stages of its evolution. The planetary nebula is expected to remain visible to the human eye for about 10,000 years but the white dwarf will cool down dramatically, diminishing the light and heat of the nebula and making it no longer visible to the eye.[2]

NGC 6565 as cataloged in the New General Catalog (NGC) by John Louis Emil Dreyer in 1888. The object is heading towards the direction of the sun at -0,004.90 kilometers a second.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "SIMBAD Astronomical Database". Results for NGC 6565. Retrieved 2007-04-10.
  2. ^ "The long goodbye of a dying star – Astronomy Now".
  3. ^ "NGC 6565 Nebula (NGC 6565) Facts". 2022-02-07. Retrieved 2023-08-28.
  • Robert Burnham, Jr, Burnham's Celestial Handbook: An observer's guide to the universe beyond the solar system, vol 3, p. 1556

External links[edit]

  • Media related to NGC 6565 at Wikimedia Commons