Planetary Nebula Abell 49


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 37 (A55 37). 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 49 (A66 49). [331, 332]

Physical Properties

«Strasbourg-ESO Catalogue of Galactic Planetary Nebulae» Acker et al., 1992 [141]
Designations PN G027.3-03.4: A 49, PK 27-03.1, A55 37, VV' 461
Right Ascension (J2000.0) 18h 53m 29s a
Declination (J2000.0) -06° 29' 14" a
Dimensions 35." (optical)
C-Star Designations AG82 332
C-Star Magnitude B: >21.
Discoverer ABELL 1955

Finder Chart

The planetary nebula Abell 49 is located in the constellation Scutum. It is in opposition to the Sun on 3 July and can be observed from Switzerland from April to September.

Finder Chart Planetary Nebula Abell 49
Planetary Nebula Abell 49 in constellation Scutum. 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°