Finest NGC Objects

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Season

Num

Primary ID

Alternate Name or Note

Class

Mag

Size

Right Ascention

Declination

Constellation

Image

Autumn

1

NGC 7009

Saturn Nebula

Planetary Nebula

8.3

28"

21h04m10.9s

-11°21'48"

Aquarius


Autumn

2

NGC 7293

Helix

Planetary Nebula

6.3

16.0'

22h29m38.5s

-20°50'14"

Aquarius


Autumn

3

NGC 7331

Deer Lick Group

Spiral Galaxy

10.2

9.1'x 3.4'

22h37m04.3s

+34°24'59"

Pegasus


Autumn

4

NGC 7635

Bubble Nebula

Emission Nebula

11

16.0'x 9.0'

23h20m43.0s

+61°12'31"

Cassiopeia


Autumn

5

NGC 7789

OCL 269

Open Cluster

7.5

25.0'

23h57m24.0s

+56°42'30"

Cassiopeia


Autumn

6

NGC 185

MCG 8-2-10

Elliptical Galaxy

10.2

10.7'x 8.9'

00h38m57.9s

+48°20'15"

Cassiopeia


Autumn

7

NGC 281

PacMan Nebula

Emission Nebula

7.4

30.0'

00h53m00.0s

+56°37'00"

Cassiopeia


Autumn

8

NGC 457

ET Cluster

Open Cluster

5.1

20.0'

01h19m35.0s

+58°17'12"

Cassiopeia


Autumn

9

NGC 663

Collinder 20

Open Cluster

6.4

14.0'

01h46m09.0s

+61°14'06"

Cassiopeia


Autumn

10

IC 289

PN G138.8+02.8

Planetary Nebula

12

45"

03h10m19.3s

+61°19'01"

Cassiopeia


Autumn

11

NGC 7662

Blue Snowball

Planetary Nebula

8.6

17"

23h25m54.0s

+42°32'05"

Andromeda


Autumn

12

NGC 891

Silver Needle

Spiral Galaxy

10.9

11.7'x 2.3'

02h22m33.6s

+42°20'46"

Andromeda


Autumn

13

NGC 253

Sculptor Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy

7.9

28.2'x 5.5'

00h47m33.1s

-25°17'20"

Sculptor


Autumn

14

NGC 772

Arp 78

Spiral Galaxy

10.6

5.9'x 3.2'

01h59m20.0s

+19°00'28"

Aries


Autumn

15

NGC 246

Skull Nebula

Planetary Nebula

10.4

4.0'

00h47m03.3s

-11°52'19"

Cetus


Autumn

16

NGC 936

MCG 0-7-17

Barred Galaxy

11.2

4.5'x 3.4'

02h27m37.5s

-01°09'20"

Cetus


Autumn

17

NGC 884

Double Cluster with 869

Open Cluster

4.4

18.0'

02h22m18.0s

+57°08'12"

Perseus


Autumn

18

NGC 1023

Arp 135

Barred Galaxy

9.6

7.6'x 2.8'

02h40m24.0s

+39°03'48"

Perseus


Autumn

19

NGC 1491

Sh 2-206

Emission Nebula

9.0'

04h03m20.6s

+51°19'17"

Perseus


Autumn

20

NGC 1501

PN G144.5+06.5

Planetary Nebula

12

56"

04h06m59.2s

+60°55'14"

Camelopardalis


Autumn

21

NGC 1232

Arp 41

Spiral Galaxy

10.6

6.3'x 5.5'

03h09m45.3s

-20°34'51"

Eridanus


Autumn

22

NGC 1535

Cleopatra's Eye

Planetary Nebula

9.4

20"

04h14m15.8s

-12°44'22"

Eridanus


Winter

23

NGC 1514

Crystal Ball Nebula

Planetary Nebula

10.8

2.0'

04h09m17.0s

+30°46'33"

Taurus


Winter

24

NGC 1931


Emission & Reflection Nebula

14

1.8'

05h31m27.7s

+34°14'55"

Augia


Winter

25

NGC 1788

vdB 33

Reflection Nebula

10.0'x 6.0'

05h06m54.0s

-03°20'00"

Orion


Winter

26

NGC 1973

with NGC 1975 & 1977

Emission & Reflection Nebula

7

13.1'

05h35m06.0s

-04°44'00"

Orion


Winter

27

NGC 2022

PN G196.6-10.9

Planetary Nebula

11.7

28"

05h42m06.2s

+09°05'11"

Orion


Winter

28

NGC 2024

Flame Nebula

Emission Nebula

20.0'

05h41m42.0s

-01°51'00"

Orion


Winter

29

NGC 2194

Collinder 87

Open Cluster

10

9.0'

06h13m45.0s

+12°48'24"

Orion


Winter

30

NGC 2371

Gemini Nebula; 2372?

Planetary Nebula

11.2

1.2'

07h25m34.7s

+29°29'26"

Gemini


Winter

31

NGC 2392

Clown Face

Planetary Nebula

8.6

47"

07h29m10.8s

+20°54'42"

Gemini


Winter

32

NGC 2237

Rosette

Emission Nebula

5.5

70.0'x 60.0'

06h32m02.0s

+04°59'10"

Monoceros


Winter

33

NGC 2261

Hubble's Variable Nebula

Emission & Reflection Nebula

2.2'x 1.5'

06h39m10.0s

+08°45'00"

Monoceros


Winter

34

NGC 2359

Thor's Helmet

Emission Nebula

10.0'

07h18m30.0s

-13°14'00"

Canis Major


Winter

35

NGC 2440

PN G234.8+02.4

Planetary Nebula

11.5

54"

07h41m55.4s

-18°12'31"

Puppis


Winter

36

NGC 2539

Collinder 176

Open Cluster

8

9.0'

08h10m37.0s

-12°49'06"

Puppis


Winter

37

NGC 2403

MCG 11-10-7

Spiral Galaxy

8.8

20.0'x 10.0'

07h36m50.7s

+65°36'09"

Camelopardalis


Winter

38

NGC 2655

Arp 225

Spiral Galaxy

11

4.5'x 2.8'

08h55m38.9s

+78°13'25"

Camelopardalis


Spring

39

NGC 2683

UFO Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy

10

8.7'x 2.5'

08h52m41.2s

+33°25'16"

Lynx


Spring

40

NGC 2841

MCG 9-16-5

Spiral Galaxy

10

7.8'x 3.7'

09h22m02.5s

+50°58'35"

Ursa Major


Spring

41

NGC 3079

MCG 9-17-10

Barred Galaxy

11.4

7.8'x 1.3'

10h01m58.5s

+55°40'50"

Ursa Major


Spring

42

NGC 3184

MCG 7-21-37

Spiral Galaxy

10.4

7.2'x 7.1'

10h18m17.0s

+41°25'28"

Ursa Major


Spring

43

NGC 3877

MCG 8-22-2

Spiral Galaxy

11.8

5.0'x 1.1'

11h46m07.8s

+47°29'41"

Ursa Major


Spring

44

NGC 3941

MCG 6-26-51

Barred Galaxy

11.3

3.5'x 2.3'

11h52m55.3s

+36°59'11"

Ursa Major


Spring

45

NGC 4026

MCG 9-20-52

Lenticular Galaxy

11.7

4.7'x 0.9'

11h59m25.2s

+50°57'42"

Ursa Major


Spring

46

NGC 4088

Arp 18

Spiral Galaxy

11.3

5.8'x 2.2'

12h05m33.7s

+50°32'22"

Ursa Major


Spring

47

NGC 4157

MCG 9-20-106

Spiral Galaxy

12.1

6.6'x 1.2'

12h11m04.9s

+50°29'07"

Ursa Major


Spring

48

NGC 4605

MCG 10-18-74

Barred Galaxy

10.8

5.9'x 2.3'

12h39m59.4s

+61°36'33"

Ursa Major


Spring

49

NGC 3115

Spindle Galaxy

Lenticular Galaxy

10

7.6'x 3.5'

10h05m14.0s

-07°43'07"

Sextans


Spring

50

NGC 3242

Ghost of Jupiter

Planetary Nebula

8.6

40"

10h24m46.1s

-18°38'32"

Huydra


Spring

51

NGC 3003

MCG 6-22-13

Barred Galaxy

12.2

5.1'x 1.3'

09h48m35.6s

+33°25'19"

Leo Minor


Spring

52

NGC 3344

MCG 4-25-46

Spiral Galaxy

10.5

6.6'x 6.3'

10h43m31.2s

+24°55'20"

Leo Minor


Spring

53

NGC 3432

Arp 206

Barred Galaxy

11.6

6.8'x 1.6'

10h52m30.9s

+36°37'09"

Leo Minor


Spring

54

NGC 2903


Spiral Galaxy

10

11.5'x 4.2'

09h32m09.7s

+21°30'03"

Leo


Spring

55

NGC 3384

MCG 2-28-12

Barred Galaxy

10.9

5.4'x 3.2'

10h48m16.9s

+12°37'43"

Leo


Spring

56

NGC 3521

MCG 0-28-30

Spiral Galaxy

9.9

9.5'x 4.6'

11h05m48.8s

-00°02'06"

Leo


Spring

57

NGC 3607

MCG 3-29-20

Spiral Galaxy

10.9

4.6'x 4.0'

11h16m54.5s

+18°03'11"

Leo


Spring

58

NGC 3628

Arp 317

Barred Galaxy

10

12.3'x 3.3'

11h20m16.9s

+13°35'28"

Leo


Spring

59

NGC 4111

MCG 7-25-26

Spiral Galaxy

11.7

2.0'x 0.6'

12h07m03.2s

+43°03'55"

Canes Vantici


Spring

60

NGC 4214

MCG 6-27-42

Irregular Galaxy

10.2

7.8'x 6.3'

12h15m39.1s

+36°19'41"

Canes Vantici


Spring

61

NGC 4244

Silver Needle

Spiral Galaxy

10.4

15.1'x 5.9'

12h17m29.5s

+37°48'25"

Canes Vantici


Spring

62

NGC 4449

MCG 7-26-9

Irregular Galaxy

9.5

5.2'x 3.3'

12h28m10.9s

+44°05'33"

Canes Vantici


Spring

63

NGC 4490

Cocoon Galaxy

Barred Galaxy

9.8

6.3'x 2.0'

12h30m36.4s

+41°38'37"

Canes Vantici


Spring

64

NGC 4631

Whale Galaxy

Barred Galaxy

9.5

13.2'x 2.4'

12h42m07.7s

+32°32'34"

Canes Vantici


Spring

65

NGC 4656

Hockey Stick or Crowbar

Barred Galaxy

9.7

8.5'x 1.1'

12h43m57.6s

+32°10'13"

Canes Vantici


Spring

66

NGC 5005

MCG 6-29-52

Spiral Galaxy

10.5

5.4'x 2.0'

13h10m56.3s

+37°03'30"

Canes Vantici


Spring

67

NGC 5033

MCG 6-29-62

Spiral Galaxy

10.7

9.5'x 4.3'

13h13m27.5s

+36°35'37"

Canes Vantici


Spring

68

NGC 4274

MCG 5-29-60

Barred Galaxy

11.3

5.0'x 2.1'

12h19m50.5s

+29°36'51"

Coma Berenices


Spring

69

NGC 4414

MCG 5-29-85

Spiral Galaxy

11

2.8'x 1.6'

12h26m27.1s

+31°13'22"

Coma Berenices


Spring

70

NGC 4494

MCG 4-30-2

Elliptical Galaxy

10.7

4.4'x 4.2'

12h31m24.0s

+25°46'30"

Coma Berenices


Spring

71

NGC 4559

MCG 5-30-30

Spiral Galaxy

10.3

10.0'x 4.3'

12h35m57.7s

+27°57'35"

Coma Berenices


Spring

72

NGC 4565

Needle Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy

10.1

14.5'x 2.3'

12h36m20.8s

+25°59'15"

Coma Berenices


Spring

73

NGC 4725

MCG 4-30-22

Spiral Galaxy

9.9

9.5'x 6.6'

12h50m26.6s

+25°30'03"

Coma Berenices


Spring

74

NGC 4038

The Antennae with 4039

Barred Galaxy

10.9

4.4'x 2.7'

12h01m52.9s

-18°52'03"

Corvus


Spring

75

NGC 4361

PN G294.1+43.6

Planetary Nebula

10.9

1.3'

12h24m30.8s

-18°47'06"

Corvus


Spring

76

NGC 4216

MCG 2-31-72

Spiral Galaxy

11

7.9'x 1.9'

12h15m54.3s

+13°09'00"

Virgo


Spring

77

NGC 4388

MCG 2-32-41

Spiral Galaxy

11.9

5.5'x 1.4'

12h25m46.8s

+12°39'44"

Virgo


Spring

78

NGC 4438

The Eyes with 4435

Spiral Galaxy

10.9

8.9'x 5.1'

12h27m45.9s

+13°00'32"

Virgo


Spring

79

NGC 4517

often mislabelled NGC 4437

Spiral Galaxy

11.1

9.8'x 1.5'

12h32m45.6s

+00°06'54"

Virgo


Spring

80

NGC 4526

MCG 1-32-100

Spiral Galaxy

10.6

7.9'x 2.9'

12h34m03.0s

+07°41'57"

Virgo


Spring

81

NGC 4535

Lost Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy

10.5

7.2'x 6.3'

12h34m20.3s

+08°11'52"

Virgo


Spring

82

NGC 4567

Siamese Twins with 4568

Spiral Galaxy

12.1

2.9'x 2.2'

12h36m32.7s

+11°15'28"

Virgo


Spring

83

NGC 4699

MCG -1-33-13

Spiral Galaxy

10.4

4.0'x 3.0'

12h49m02.2s

-08°39'52"

Virgo


Spring

84

NGC 4762

MCG 2-33-33

Barred Galaxy

11.1

8.5'x 3.2'

12h52m55.9s

+11°13'50"

Virgo


Spring

85

NGC 5746

MCG 0-38-5

Spiral Galaxy

11.4

6.8'x 1.1'

14h44m56.0s

+01°57'17"

Virgo


Spring

86

NGC 5466


Globular Cluster

9.2

9.0'

14h05m27.0s

+28°32'06"

Bootes


Spring

87

NGC 5907

Splinter Galaxy

Spiral Galaxy

11.1

11.0'x 1.4'

15h15m53.7s

+56°19'44"

Draco


Spring

88

NGC 6503

MCG 12-17-9

Spiral Galaxy

10.8

6.5'x 2.1'

17h49m26.5s

+70°08'40"

Draco


Spring

89

NGC 6543

Cat's Eye Nebula

Planetary Nebula

8.3

22"

17h58m33.4s

+66°37'59"

Draco


Summer

90

NGC 6210

Turtle Nebula

Planetary Nebula

9.7

20"

16h44m29.5s

+23°48'00"

Hercules


Summer

91

NGC 6369

Little Ghost Nebula

Planetary Nebula

11

30"

17h29m20.4s

-23°45'34"

Ophiuchus


Summer

92

NGC 6572

Blue Racquetball

Planetary Nebula

8

15"

18h12m06.4s

+06°51'12"

Ophiuchus


Summer

93

NGC 6633

Collinder 380

Open Cluster

5.6

20.0'

18h27m15.0s

+06°30'30"

Ophiuchus


Summer

94

NGC 6712


Globular Cluster

8.1

9.8'

18h53m04.0s

-08°42'18"

Scutum


Summer

95

NGC 6781

PN G041.8-02.9

Planetary Nebula

11.8

1.9'

19h18m28.1s

+06°32'19"

Aquila


Summer

96

NGC 6819

Collinder 403

Open Cluster

9.5

5.0'

19h41m18.0s

+40°11'12"

Cygnus


Summer

97

NGC 6826

Blinking Planetary

Planetary Nebula

8.8

27"

19h44m48.2s

+50°31'30"

Cygnus


Summer

98

NGC 6888

Crescent Nebula

Emission Nebula

10

17.0'x 9.0'

20h12m12.0s

+38°19'00"

Cygnus


Summer

100

NGC 7000

North American Nebula

Emission Nebula

4

120.0'

20h58m30.0s

+44°22'28"

Cygnus


Summer

101

NGC 7027

Magic Carpet

Planetary Nebula

9.6

18"

21h07m01.7s

+42°14'10"

Cygnus


Summer

102

NGC 6445

He 2-290

Planetary Nebula

13

35"

17h49m15.1s

-20°00'34"

Sagittarius


Summer

103

NGC 6520

Collinder 361

Open Cluster

7.6

5.0'

18h03m24.0s

-27°53'18"

Sagittarius


Summer

104

NGC 6818

Little Gem

Planetary Nebula

10

22"

19h43m57.8s

-14°09'12"

Sagittarius


Summer

105

NGC 6802

Collinder 400

Open Cluster

11.7

5.0'

19h30m35.0s

+20°15'42"

Vulpecula


Summer

106

NGC 6940

Collinder 424

Open Cluster

7.2

25.0'

20h34m26.0s

+28°17'00"

Vulpecula


Summer

107

NGC 6939

Collinder 423

Open Cluster

10.1

10.0'

20h31m30.0s

+60°39'42"

Cepheus


Summer

108

NGC 6946

Fireworks Galaxy; Arp 29

Spiral Galaxy

9.8

10.5'x 10.0'

20h34m52.7s

+60°09'14"

Cygnus


Summer

109

NGC 7129

Small Cluster Nebula

Reflection Nebula

11.5

2.7'

21h43m00.0s

+66°07'00"

Cepheus


Summer

110

NGC 40

Bowtie Nebula

Planetary Nebula

10.7

1.0'

00h13m01.0s

+72°31'19"

Cepheus


Summer

99a

NGC 6992

Veil Nebula (East)

Super Nova Remnant

7

60.0'x 7.0'

20h56m24.0s

+31°43'00"

Cygnus


Summer

99b

NGC 6960

Veil Nebula (West)

Super Nova Remnant

7

63.0'x 6.0'

20h45m42.0s

+30°43'00"

Cygnus




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