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Number/Type
Constellation
RA
Dec
magnitude Description
1. NGC40 [pn]
Cepheus
0,13
n72,32
10.7 Consists of magn. 11.5 star set in a thick ring. Nice in a 10 inch or larger scope.
3. NGC129 [oc]
Cassiopeia
0,29.9
n60,14
6.5 Well resolved, bright, coarse oc; 3 brter stars nearly form an equilateral triangle.
6. NGC188 [oc]
Cepheus
0,44
n85,20
8.1 A large, round, rich, LSB oc of 12th magn. and fainter stars. 5 billion years old!
7. NGC225 [oc]
Cassiopeia
0,43.4
n61,47
7 Loose and roughly triangle shaped oc. One side is a crooked line of brighter stars.
8. NGC246 [pn]
Cetus
0,47
s11,53
8 Skull, or wolf head appearance. Fantastic!!! +3 field stars. Use O III filter.
Additional Name(s): The Skull Nebula
9. NGC247 [eg]
Cetus
0,47.1
s20,46
8.8 Wow! Large, club shaped egn; Has broad hub; much detail and structure seen.
10. NGC253 [eg]
Sculptor
0,47.6
s25,17
7.1 WOW! Huge, bright., w/ lots of detail and mottling; small nucleus. Impressive!
Additional Name(s): The Silver Dollar Galaxy
14. NGC404 [eg]
Andromeda
1,9.4
n35,43
10.1 Small, bright egn. Very pretty field includes beta Andromedae.
15. NGC457 [oc]
Cassiopeia
1,19.1
n58,20
6.4 WOW! The Owl, ET, B-52, or Monster cluster. Best non Messier oc in CAS!
Additional Name(s): The Owl Cluster
18. NGC672 [eg]
Triangulum
1,47.9
n27,26
10.8 An oval egn w/ a blobby center. Nrby egn IC-1727 is big, v. fnt, & elongated. (10 in.)
19. NGC752 [oc]
Andromeda
1,57.8
n37,41
5.7 Pretty in finders. Look for golf club hitting NGC-752 as ball!
22. NGC891 [eg]
Andromeda
2,22.6
n42,21
10 Exquisite, perfect edge-on shows dust lane in v. lg. scopes. Beautiful in a 30 inch!
Additional Name(s): The Andromeda Edge-On
25. NGC1023 [eg]
Perseus
2,40.4
n39,4
9.2 Sm, HSB egn; lens shaped w/ elongated core. Lies in a rich field.
Additional Name(s): The Perseus Lenticular
29. NGC1245 [oc]
Perseus
3,14.7
n47,15
8.4 Wow! A lg., rich oc of sm. stars. Like a tangle of starry wool w/ many sm. dark gaps.
36. NGC1502 [oc]
Camelopardalis
4,7.7
n62,20
5.7 Brt, fine oc; lies within a remarkable star chain called Kemble's Cascade. Use LP.
Additional Name(s): Part of Kemble's Cascade
38. NGC1535 [pn]
Eridanus
4,14.2
s12,44
9.6 Brt blue-green inner ring + central star set in a fainter outer disc. (10 in.) Beautiful!
40. NGC1647 [oc]
Taurus
4,46
n19,4
6.4 Lg., rich oc of 8th magn. & fnter stars w/ many brt doubles in center. Nice in finders.
41. NGC1664 [oc]
Auriga
4,51.1
n43,42
7.6 An oc of equal stars; irregular, round, and patchy. Looks like a kite with a tail.
45. NGC1973-5-7 [gn]
Orion
5,35.5
s04,52
4.2 Nice refl. gn complex! Lg., w/ dark lanes; assoc. w/ a poor oc that incl's 42 & 45 Ori.
47. NGC2129 [oc]
Gemini
6,1
n23,18
6.7 Small oc of 8th-15th magn. stars developed around a bright double. Pretty group.
48. NGC2158 [oc]
Gemini
6,7.5
n24,6
8.6 Rich, smooth oc of v. fnt stars. Beautiful, w/ M-35 in field.
49. NGC2169 [oc]
Orion
6,8.4
n13,57
5.9 Unique, coarse oc! Squarish, the brter stars form the letters I-SIGMA. V. pretty.
51. NGC2194 [oc]
Orion
6,13.8
n12,48
8.5 Round, rich oc of very fnt stars. Looks like a bug's face w/ two large, black eyes.
57. NGC2281 [oc]
Auriga
6,49.3
n41,4
5.4 Lg., coarse oc of equal brt clumps of stars. (10 in.) Somewhat triangular. V. pretty!
Additional Name(s): The Broken Heart Cluster
64. NGC2392 [pn]
Gemini
7,29.2
n20,55
9.2 WOW! Brt inner ring + central star set in patchy outer disc, rich bl-grn color. (10 in.)
Additional Name(s): Clown Nebula or Eskimo
145. NGC5907 [eg]
Draco
15,15.9
n56,19
10.4 WOW! Huge needle-like egn! Slightly brter in middle. (20 in.) Needs a black sky.
Additional Name(s): The Draco Edge-On Galaxy
156. NGC6503 [eg]
Draco
17,49.4
n70,9
10.2 Bright, elongated egn has a bright, mottled, off center core, but no nucleus. (12 in.)
161. NGC6543 [pn]
Draco
17,58.6
n66,38
8.8 V. bright, small, bl-grn pn is shaped like a cat's eye pupil! (10 in.) Use HiX.
Additional Name(s): The Cat's Eye Planetary
177. NGC6826 [pn]
Cygnus
19,44.8
n50,31
8.8 WOW! Brt bl-grn disk seen w/ averted vision; central star w/ direct vision: blinks!!!
Additional Name(s): The Blinking Planetary
179. NGC6934 [gc]
Delphinus
20,34.2
n07,24
8.7 Fine gc. Med. large, fairly bright, well condensed. Well resolved in 10 in.
180. NGC6939 [oc]
Cepheus
20,31.4
n60,38
7.8 Rich, fine oc of fnt stars w/ NGC-6946 in same LP fld! Triangular w/ dark area within.
182. NGC6946 [eg]
Cygnus
20,34.8
n60,9
8.8 Wow! Lg., diffuse, oval shaped egn w/ sm. fuzzy hub. Spiral arms easy in 10 inch.
183. NGC6960-92 [sn]
Cygnus
20,45.7
n30,43
0 WOW! Exquisite snr w/ lots of detail, esp. w/ O III filter. Eastern arc (-6992) is brter.
Additional Name(s): The Veil Nebula
186. NGC7009 [pn]
Aquarius
21,4.2
s11,22
8 WOW! Sm. intense bl-grn oval pn shows Saturn features in lg. scopes! Beautiful!
Additional Name(s): The Saturn Nebula
191. NGC7293 [pn]
Aquarius
22,29.6
s20,48
7.3 WOW! Huge, LSB pn; round disc in 10x50mm; donut shape revealed in lg. scopes.
Additional Name(s): The Helix Nebula
192. NGC7331 [eg]
Pegasus
22,37.1
n34,25
9.5 Beautiful egn. Mottled oval disc has brt core + nucleus & resembles a small M-31.
194. NGC7479 [eg]
Pegasus
23,4.9
n12,19
11 Famous backwards S galaxy shows shape in very lg. scopes. Has bright core.
Additional Name(s): The Pegasus Barred Spiral
195. NGC7510 [oc]
Cepheus
23,11.5
n60,34
7.9 Nice oc! Sm., rich, w/ flared arrowhead shape. Brtest stars are at the tip. Lovely.
Additional Name(s): The Arrowhead Cluster
197. NGC7662 [pn]
Andromeda
23,25.9
n42,33
8.3 Brt bl-grn pn has very brt inner ring set in a larger, fnter disc. (20 in.) Very beautiful.
Additional Name(s): The Blue Snowball Nebula
200. NGC7814 [eg]
Pegasus
0,3.3
n16,9
10.5 Perfect edge-on egn has bright core. Dust lane seen only in v. lg. scopes (20 in.?)