NGC 6881

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Coordinates: Sky map 20h 10m 52.45s, +37° 24′ 42.4″

NGC 6881
NGC 6881 HST.jpg
The butterfly-like planetary nebula NGC 6881 is visible here in an image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
Observation data
(Epoch J2000)
Right ascension 20h 10m 52.45s[1]
Declination +37° 24′ 42.4″[1]
Apparent magnitude (V) 13.700 B [1]
Constellation Cygnus
Physical characteristics
Other designations GSC2 N033220122825, 2MASS J20105244+3724424, PN VV 250, CSI+37-20091, Hen 2-456, PK 074+02 1, PN ARO 108, GCRV 12543, IRAS 20090+3715, PN G074.5+02.1, PN VV' 526
See also: Planetary nebula, Lists of nebulae

NGC 6881 is a planetary nebula, located in the constellation of Cygnus. It is formed of an inner nebula, estimated to be about one fifth of a light-year across, and symmetrical structure that spread out about one light-year from one tip to the other. The symmetry could be due to a binary star at the nebula's centre.


  1. ^ a b c "Results for NGC 6881". Astronomical Database. SIMBAD. Retrieved 12 March 2012.