Girish Mahajan

Abell 31

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Right ascension  08 54 11.4
Constellation  Cancer
Declination  +08° 54′ 30″
Abell 31
Notable features  A very large and colorful PN
Designations  Sh2-290, PK 219.1+31.2, A 31, ARO 135

Abell 31 is an ancient planetary nebula in the constellation of Cancer. It is estimated to be about 2,000 light years away. Although it is one of the largest planetary nebulae in the sky, it is not very bright.

References

Abell 31 Wikipedia


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