NGC 6565

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NGC 6565
Emission nebula
Planetary nebula
NGC 6565.jpg
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 14,000 light-years away, formed when a star ejected its outer layers during the late stages of its evolution. It is about 13th magnitude and has a diameter of 8 to 10 arcseconds. It is located in the constellation Sagittarius.[2]

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".
  • 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