Planetary Nebula Abell 47


This planetary nebula was discovered in 1955 by the American astronomer George Ogden Abell on the photo plates of the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS). In 1955 he published a first list of 13 globular clusters and the positions of 73 planetary nebulae. The PN was then listed as number 35 (A55 35). In 1966 Abell published a completed list including the size and description of the 86 planetary nebulae discovered on the POSS photo plates. The PN was then listed as nebula 47 (A66 47). [331, 332]

Physical Properties

«Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae» Acker et al., 1992 [141]
Designations PN G030.8+03.4: A 47, PK 30+03.1, A55 35, ARO 138, VV' 429
Right Ascension (J2000.0) 18h 35m 21s
Declination (J2000.0) +00° 18' 28"
Dimensions 16." (optical)
C-Star Designations AG82 322
C-Star Magnitude B: 21.0
Discoverer ABELL 1955

Finder Chart

The planetary nebula Abell 47 is located in the constellation Serpens. It is in opposition to the Sun on 29 June and can be observed from Switzerland from March to September.

Finder Chart Planetary Nebula Abell 47
Planetary Nebula Abell 47 in constellation Serpens. Charts created using SkySafari 6 Pro and STScI Digitized Sky Survey. Limiting magnitudes: Constellation chart ~6.5 mag, DSS2 close-ups ~20 mag. [149, 160]

Objects Within a Radius of 15°