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The TAAS 200 deep sky astronomical observing list is designed for the intermediate observer, and includes the best 200 non Messier objects easily visible from central New Mexico, (objects north of declination -48).

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TAAS 200

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.
2. NGC55 [eg]
Sculptor
0,14.9
s39,11
8.2 WOW! Huge, bright, mottled, cigar shaped edge-on; Brter towards one end. (8 in.)
3. NGC129 [oc]
Cassiopeia
0,29.9
n60,14
6.5 Well resolved, bright, coarse oc; 3 brter stars nearly form an equilateral triangle.
4. NGC134 [eg]
Sculptor
0,30.3
s33,15
10.1 In large scopes, like a smaller NGC-4565. Beautiful. Egn NGC-131 lies v. nearby.
5. NGC185 [eg]
Cassiopeia
0,39
n48,20
9.2 Lg., LSB egn w/ brter center. Nrby NGC-147 is lger, v. fnt. (Members of Local Grp.)
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
11. NGC281 [gn]
Cassiopeia
0,52.8
n56,37
8 Large, best in O III filter.
12. NGC288 [gc]
Sculptor
0,52.8
s26,35
8.1 Very fine, large, easily resolved gc; has a somewhat unsymmetrical shape. (8 in.)
13. NGC300 [eg]
Sculptor
0,54.9
s37,41
8.7 Large oval haze. Member of the Sculptor gal. grp: incl's NGC-55, 247, 253, 7793.
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
16. NGC613 [eg]
Sculptor
1,34.3
s29,25
10 Bright, elongated egn contains a starlike nucleus. Very nice in a 10 inch scope.
17. NGC663 [oc]
Cassiopeia
1,46
n61,15
7.1 Very fine, large, bright oc. Has star voids throughout. Easy in 2 inch finders.
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!
20. NGC772 [eg]
Aries
1,59.3
n19,1
10.3 Bright egn shows much structure and v. small nucleus as seen in large scopes.
21. NGC869/884 [oc]
Perseus
2,20.7
n57,8
0 WOW! Two large, rich, naked eye oc's that nearly touch. Magnificent!
Additional Name(s): The Double Cluster
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
23. NGC908 [eg]
Cetus
2,23.1
s21,14
10.2 V. nice, brt, lg., oval egn has a grainy texture. 3 nearby fnter egn seen. (10 in.)
24. NGC925 [eg]
Triangulum
2,27.3
n33,35
10 Wow! Lg., brt, egn w/ v. grainy texture. Central bar + arms? seen w/ a 10 in. scope.
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
26. NGC1055 [eg]
Cetus
2,41.8
n00,26
10.6 Nearly edge-on spiral; One side of hub is cut off by dust. Exquisite! (10 in.)
Additional Name(s): The Cetus Edge-On
27. NGC1097 [eg]
Fornax
2,46.3
s30,17
9.3 One of the best barred spirals. Beautiful! Large scopes show arms. (17.5 in.)
28. NGC1232 [eg]
Eridanus
3,9.8
s20,35
9.9 A large, round smudge w/ central hub. (10 in.) Many arms seen in v. large scopes.
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.
30. NGC1291 [eg]
Eridanus
3,17.3
s41,8
8.5 V. brt egn! Intense oval core is set in a v. lg., hazy-filmy disc. (10 in.) Impressive!
31. NGC1300 [eg]
Eridanus
3,19.7
s19,25
10.4 One of the best examples of a barred spiral. Bright central bar seen in 17.5 inch.
Additional Name(s): Eridanus Barred Spiral
32. NGC1316 [eg]
Fornax
3,22.7
s37,12
8.8 Oval egn w/ intense center and tapered edges. (10 in.) Seen in 50mm finders.
Additional Name(s): Radio Galaxy Fornax A
33. NGC1360 [pn]
Fornax
3,33.3
s25,51
9.4 Relatively lg., brt, strange looking pn w/ central star is involved w/ several fld stars.
34. NGC1365 [eg]
Fornax
3,33.6
s36,8
9.5 Bar and arms seen in 12 in. scopes. Magnificent, w/ much detail seen in a 30 inch!
Additional Name(s): The Fornax Barred Spiral
35. NGC1501 [pn]
Camelopardalis
4,7
n60,55
11 Bright, round, even disc; tiny central star seen in 10 in. scope. Beautiful.
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
37. NGC1528 [oc]
Perseus
4,15.4
n51,14
6.4 Beautiful bright rich oc; slightly oval, resolved in 10 in. Nebular patch in finders.
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!
39. NGCHyades [oc]
Taurus
4,25
n18,0
0.5 Huge, sprawling oc, has many multiple stars. See Burnham's Celest. Hdbk, Vol. III.
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.
42. NGC1851 [gc]
Columba
5,14.1
s40,3
7.3 Wow! A rich pile of fnt stars that rise to a very intense core. (10 in.) Beautiful!
43. NGC1893 [oc]
Auriga
5,22.7
n33,24
7.5 Irregular shaped oc is associated w/ gn IC-410. Try O III filter for nebula.
44. NGC1907 [oc]
Auriga
5,28
n35,19
8.2 Wow! A sm., rich, oc on the S edge of oc M-38. Well resolved in 10 in. V. nice field.
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.
46. NGC2024 [gn]
Orion
5,41.9
s01,51
0 Ghostly gn w/ dark rifts is just E of zeta Ori. Place zeta just out of field to see best.
Additional Name(s): The Flame Nebula
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.
50. NGC2175 [gn]
Orion
6,9.8
n20,19
0 Lg., brt, round H II gn is centered on an 8th magn. star. Lovely w/ v. LP + O III filter!
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.
52. NGC2237-44 [gn]
Monoceros
6,32.4
n04,52
4.8 Huge, fnt H II wreath (2237) surrounds a brt, poor oc (2244). Use vLP + or - O III filter.
Additional Name(s): The Rosette Nebula
53. NGC2251 [oc]
Monoceros
6,34.7
n08,22
7.3 Oc w/ extreme bent wedge or triangle shape. Seems to have 2 sections. Weird.
54. NGC2261 [gn]
Monoceros
6,39.2
n08,44
0 Small, variably brt, comet shaped H II nebula. An 11th magn. star is the nucleus.
Additional Name(s): Hubble's Variable Nebula
55. NGC2264 [gn]
Monoceros
6,41.1
n09,53
3.9 Wow! A spruce tree shaped oc + assoc. gn! Is nearby Cone nebula visible?
Additional Name(s): Christmas Tree Cluster
56. NGC2266 [oc]
Gemini
6,43.2
n26,58
9.1 Small, rich oc of faint stars, well defined. Like a small M-11. Very nice.
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
58. NGC2301 [oc]
Monoceros
6,51.8
n00,28
6 Nice! A large, coarse oc w/ a curious Tau or wedge shape. Bright!
59. NGC2335 [oc]
Monoceros
7,6.6
s10,5
7.2 Nice resolved oc with curious rhombus shaped asterism in center. (10 in.)
60. NGC2355 [oc]
Gemini
7,16.9
n13,47
9.7 Nice triangular shaped group with one bright star in corner. Quite pretty.
61. NGC2359 [gn]
Canis Major
7,18.6
s13,12
0 Thick V shape with attached H II bubble illuminated by a 10.4 magn. star. V. Nice!
Additional Name(s): Head & Shoulders Nebula
62. NGC2360 [oc]
Canis Major
7,17.8
s15,37
7.2 Nice oc. A rich, bright swarm of bright stars that form lines and boxes. Lovely.
63. NGC2362 [oc]
Canis Major
7,18.8
s24,57
4.1 Triangular shaped swarm of sm. stars w/ Tau CMA near center. V. young oc.
Additional Name(s): The Tau CMa 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
65. NGC2403 [eg]
Camelopardalis
7,36.9
n65,36
8.4 Wow! Brt oval egn w/ mottled to grainy core; v. curious. (10 in.) Lies in a rich fld.
66. NGC2419 [gc]
Lynx
7,38.1
n38,53
10.3 Med. lg., pretty fnt gc. No hint of resolution even in a 30 inch. Most distant gc known.
Additional Name(s): The Intergalactic Tramp
67. NGC2420 [oc]
Gemini
7,38.5
n21,34
8.3 Like the Beehive, but smaller. A substrate of v. fnt stars gives it a nebulous look.
68. NGC2421 [oc]
Puppis
7,36.3
s20,37
8.3 Nice oc. Rich, well defined, and somewhat spruce tree shaped. (8 in.)
69. NGC2423 [oc]
Puppis
7,37.1
s13,52
6.7 Lg., irr. oc is 3/4 deg. N of M-47. Loose, w/ star clumps & doubles. Easy in finder.
70. NGC2438 [pn]
Puppis
7,41.8
s14,44
11 Lies in N side of M-46. Smoky gray, uneven disc or annular w/ central star in 16 in.
71. NGC2440 [pn]
Puppis
7,41.9
s18,13
9.4 Fine pn has v. brt inner core set in a larger, outer nebula. (10 in.)
72. NGC2467 [gn]
Puppis
7,52.5
s26,24
0 Wow! Lg., round, bright, somewhat annular gn w/ brt star on edge. Like a pn. (10 in.)
73. NGC2477 [oc]
Puppis
7,52.3
s38,33
5.8 Wow! Large, round, very rich cloud of faint stars! Wonderful!
74. NGC2506 [oc]
Monoceros
8,0.2
s10,47
7.6 Rich, irregular oc of fnt stars. Substrate of v. fnt stars gives object a nebulous look.
75. NGC2527 [oc]
Puppis
8,5.3
s28,10
6.5 Lg., round oc. Nice in 10x50mm binoc's. Somewhat gear shaped. Pretty.
76. NGC2539 [oc]
Puppis
8,10.7
s12,50
6.5 Lg., rich, distinct oc w/ Eiffel Tower shape, or flower blossom w/ 4 petals. V. nice.
77. NGC2567 [oc]
Puppis
8,18.6
s30,38
7.4 Unique, oblong, graded oc has brightest stars off to one end! Large and rich.
78. NGC2627 [oc]
Pyxis
8,37.3
s29,57
8.4 Lovely rich, oval, tightly packed pod of smoothly arranged faint stars. (8 in.)
79. NGC2683 [eg]
Lynx
8,52.7
n33,25
9.7 Beautiful, nearly edge-on has a bright oval core. Large and bright in a 20 inch.
80. NGC2841 [eg]
Ursa Major
9,22
n50,58
9.3 Large, fine egn. Very condensed, bright nucleus set in a mottled oval haze (17.5 in.)
81. NGC2903 [eg]
Leo
9,32.2
n21,30
8.9 Wow! Large, oval egn with bright, mottled core. Finder object.
82. NGC2976 [eg]
Ursa Major
9,47.3
n67,55
10.1 Wow! Lg., brt., oval; shimmers. Fairly HSB. No core. Looks like a sm. M-1. (10 in.)
83. NGC2997 [eg]
Antlia
9,45.6
s31,11
10.6 Oval, HSB egn, w/ diffuse central condensation. No spiral structure seen in 13 in.
84. NGC3077 [eg]
Ursa Major
10,3.3
n68,44
9.8 Nice! Fairly large and bright egn; rises to a broad, bright core. (10 in.)
85. NGC3079 [eg]
Ursa Major
10,2
n55,41
10.6 Wow! Beautiful edge-on! Fairly bright, double wedged, slightly bowed. (17.5 in.)
86. NGC3115 [eg]
Sextans
10,5.2
s07,43
9.1 Spindle shaped; has HSB elongated core. (10 in.) Very pretty.
Additional Name(s): The Spindle
87. NGC3132 [pn]
Vela
10,7
s40,26
8.2 Bright, blue green incomplete ring surrounds a bright central star. Nice.
Additional Name(s): The Eight Burst Nebula
88. NGC3184 [eg]
Ursa Major
10,18.3
n41,25
9.7 Very nice, large! Mottling surrounds a dim core. Spiral structure detected. (17.5 in.)
89. NGC3190 [eg]
Leo
10,18.1
n21,50
11 Brtst of a sm. grp of 4 egn: incl. NGC-3193, 3185, 3187. A 5th, v. fnt egn lies to south.
90. NGC3198 [eg]
Ursa Major
10,19.9
n45,33
10.4 Nice egn; lg., mottled, highly oval to almost rectangular; no nucleus seen. (10 in.)
91. NGC3201 [gc]
Vela
10,17.6
s46,25
6.7 Large, broadly condensed gc is well resolved in 8 in and larger. Brt! Very nice!
92. NGC3242 [pn]
Hydra
10,24.8
s18,38
7.8 WOW! Very brt., bl-grn oval inner ring + central star is set in fnter, outer disc. Lovely!
Additional Name(s): The Ghost of Jupiter
93. NGC3310 [eg]
Ursa Major
10,38.7
n53,30
10.1 V. curious egn: brt, rnd, HSB, bluish core w/ fnt halo. Like a pn. Lies nr a brt red star.
94. NGC3344 [eg]
Leo Minor
10,43.5
n24,55
9.9 Nice face-on! Brter core is set in a disc that tapers off; 2 fnt. stars involved. (17.5 in.)
95. NGC3432 [eg]
Leo Minor
10,52.5
n36,37
11.3 Beautiful egn! A streak of nebulosity; uniform along length. 3 fld stars at edges.
96. NGC3521 [eg]
Leo
11,5.8
s00,2
8.9 Wow! Lg. & brt! An oval egn with a sm., intense nucleus & tapered edges. (10 in.)
97. NGC3621 [eg]
Hydra
11,18.3
s32,49
10 Wow! Lg., oval, mottled & textured nebula; brt, but no core or nucleus. (10 in.)
98. NGC3628 [eg]
Leo
11,20.3
n13,36
9.5 Beautiful edge-on! Bisecting dust belt seen in lg. scopes. Lies 30' NE of M65/66.
Additional Name(s): The Wobbly Edge-On Galaxy
99. NGC3631 [eg]
Ursa Major
11,21
n53,10
10.4 Beautiful face-on egn consists of a sm. bright hub set in a large, hazy disc. (10 in.)
100. NGC3726 [eg]
Ursa Major
11,33.3
n47,2
10.4 Large, mottled, oval, uniform disc contains a tiny nucleus. Bright! V. Nice!
101. NGC3953 [eg]
Ursa Major
11,53.8
n52,20
10.1 Lg., pretty brt, oval egn, brter towards center which contains a small nucleus. Nice!
102. NGC4030 [eg]
Virgo
12,0.4
s01,6
11.1 Round, sm., brt egn has a broadly condensed center. Nice! + 2 fld stars. (10 in.)
103. NGC4038-9 [eg]
Corvus
12,1.9
s18,52
10.6 WOW! Curious small, brt, kidney shaped interacting pair has much detail in 20 in.
Additional Name(s): The Antennae
104. NGC4088 [eg]
Ursa Major
12,5.6
n50,33
10.5 Nice, with relatively bright nucleus. (17.5 in.)
105. NGC4111 [eg]
Canes Venatici
12,7.1
n43,4
10.8 Sm., brt, needle-like egn is brter in middle & has star like nucleus. (10 in.) V. pretty!
106. NGC4151 [eg]
Canes Venatici
12,10.5
n39,24
10.4 Wow! Consists of a brt, bluish stellar nucleus set in a filmy haze. A Seyfert galaxy.
Additional Name(s): The CVn Variable Galaxy
107. NGC4214 [eg]
Canes Venatici
12,15.6
n36,20
9.8 Large and bright- great for small scopes! Has bright elongated core. Nice!
108. NGC4216 [eg]
Virgo
12,15.9
n13,9
10 WOW! Lg. edge-on has brt oval core! Spindle egn's NGC-4206, 4222 are nearby!
109. NGC4244 [eg]
Canes Venatici
12,17.5
n37,49
10.2 Wow! Edge-on seen as a uniform pencil of light, no core. (10 in.) Very impressive!
Additional Name(s): The CVn Edge-On Galaxy
110. NGC4274 [eg]
Coma Berenices
12,19.8
n29,37
10.3 Oval egn has sm. hub. Bright egn's NGC-4278, 4245, 4314 are nearby: be careful!!!
111. NGC4293 [eg]
Coma Berenices
12,21.2
n18,23
11.2 Large egn. Unevenly bright in large (>12 in) scopes. Very nice.
112. NGC4361 [pn]
Corvus
12,24.5
s18,48
10.9 Diffuse pn has tapered edges and fairly bright central star. Nice! (10 in.)
113. NGC4414 [eg]
Coma Berenices
12,26.4
n31,13
10.3 Wow! Oval egn has a sm. bright nucleus, sharp edges & much structure. (10 in.)
114. NGCMel111 [oc]
Coma Berenices
12,25
n25,0
1.8 Large, naked eye oc of 4th magn stars and fainter.
Additional Name(s): Coma Berenices
115. NGC4435-38 [eg]
Virgo
12,27.8
n13,3
0 Two closeby egn look like eyes. NGC-4435: brt core; NGC-4438: more elongate.
Additional Name(s): The Eyes
116. NGC4449 [eg]
Canes Venatici
12,28.2
n44,6
9.4 Exquisite irr. egn! Brt, lg., has a grainy, arrowhead shaped core. Strange! (10 in.)
Additional Name(s): The Box Galaxy
117. NGC4490 [eg]
Canes Venatici
12,30.6
n41,40
9.8 Lg., brt, oval egn has sm. distinct hub. Fnter NGC-4485 is 3' away: interacting pair.
118. NGCIC3568 [pn]
Camelopardalis
12,32.9
n82,33
9.5 Fine, bl-grn pn consists of brt inner disc + fnt star in outer, fnter nebula. Use Hi X.
119. NGC4526 [eg]
Virgo
12,34
n07,42
9.6 Small, oval but bright egn has outer haze. (10 in.) In same LP field as NGC-4535.
120. NGC4527 [eg]
Virgo
12,34.1
n02,39
10.4 Elongated, fairly lg. & brt; has a sm., brter hub. Similar to nearby NGC-4536. (10 in.)
121. NGC4535 [eg]
Virgo
12,34.3
n08,12
10 Nice egn! Large, grainy, oval patch contains a tiny nucleus. Bar seen in 17.5 in.
122. NGC4536 [eg]
Virgo
12,34.5
n02,11
10.4 ?Cutoff oval, uniform disc has a tiny brt nucleus. V nice w/ NGC-4527 in same LP fld!
123. NGC4559 [eg]
Coma Berenices
12,36
n27,58
9.8 Nice! Lg., brt egn! Shows mottling in lg. scopes. +3 fld stars. Just NE of Mel 111.
124. NGC4565 [eg]
Coma Berenices
12,36.3
n25,59
9.6 WOW! The best edge-on! Hub seen bisected in lg. scopes. Exquisitely beautiful!
Additional Name(s): The Coma Edge-On Galaxy
125. NGC4567-8 [eg]
Virgo
12,36.6
n11,14
10.3 Interacting egn! -67 is an oval hazy nebula in contact w/ larger, more oval -68. Nice!
Additional Name(s): The Siamese Twins
126. NGC4605 [eg]
Ursa Major
12,40
n61,37
9.6 Brt., elongated egn has distinctly mottled core w/o nucleus. Very nice!
127. NGC4631 [eg]
Canes Venatici
12,42.1
n32,32
9.3 WOW! Cigar-like edge-on is v. lg., brt, & mottled. Sm. companion also seen. (8 in.)
Additional Name(s): The Humpback Whale Galaxy
128. NGC4656 [eg]
Canes Venatici
12,44
n32,10
10.4 Long, thin, peculiar egn has a very curious bend. Exquisitely weird and beautiful!
Additional Name(s): The Hockey Stick Galaxy
129. NGC4666 [eg]
Virgo
12,45.1
s00,28
10.8 Very nice edge-on w/ moderately faint, sm., nucleus seen. (10 in.)
130. NGC4697 [eg]
Virgo
12,48.6
s05,48
9.3 Bright, oval egn has a strong core that contains a small nucleus. Very nice.
131. NGC4699 [eg]
Virgo
12,49
s08,40
9.6 Nice! Lg., slightly oval egn evenly rises to an intense, starlike core. (8 in.) Bright!
132. NGC4725 [eg]
Coma Berenices
12,50.4
n25,30
9.2 Wow! A lg., brt, oval egn w/ a sm., fuzzy hub. NGC-4712, 4747 are fnt companions.
133. NGC4754 [eg]
Virgo
12,52.3
n11,19
10.5 Sm., brt, round egn (Mutt), forms exquisitely differing pair w/ NGC-4762 (Jeff)!
134. NGC4762 [eg]
Virgo
12,52.9
n11,14
10.2 Beautiful needle-like edge-on egn has a sm. core. The companion of NGC-4754.
135. NGC4866 [eg]
Virgo
12,59.5
n14,10
11.2 Sm., brt, narrow egn has sm. central hub. Photos show perpendicular dust lane.
136. NGC5005 [eg]
Canes Venatici
13,10.9
n37,3
9.8 Lovely lg., brt, oval egn has much brter oval hub that contains a tiny nucleus. (10 in.)
137. NGC5033 [eg]
Canes Venatici
13,13.4
n36,36
10.1 Lg., oval egn w/ a fnt, indistinct, star-like core. (10 in.) Fnter than nearby NGC-5005.
138. NGC5128 [eg]
Centaurus
13,25.5
s43,1
7 Wow! Large, bright, round egn has wide, mottled dust lane. (16 in.) Beautiful!
Additional Name(s): Radio Galaxy Centaurus A
139. NGC5139 [gc]
Centaurus
13,26.8
s47,29
3.6 WOW! Awesome! Best gc in sky! V. lg., v. rich, slight oval outline, easily resolved!
Additional Name(s): Omega Centauri
140. NGC5248 [eg]
BOO
13,37.5
n08,53
10.2 Nice! Pretty bright, lg., oval egn w/ sm. nucleus. Spiral arms seen w/ 17.5 inch.
141. NGC5566 [eg]
Virgo
14,20.3
n03,56
10.5 Oval, hazy disc w/ a sm., brt core. V. fnt companion NGC-5560 lies 5' to the NW.
142. NGC5634 [gc]
Virgo
14,29.6
s05,59
9.4 A sm., not too condensed gc in a very beautiful field! Resolved w/ a 30 in. scope!
143. NGC5746 [eg]
Virgo
14,44.9
n01,57
10.5 Lovely edge-on spiral! Oval hub. Dust lane not seen in 17.5 in. Needs a black sky.
144. NGC5897 [gc]
Libra
15,17.4
s21,1
8.6 Large, unconcentrated gc. Resolved to core in 10 in. Impressive!
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
146. NGC5986 [gc]
Lupus
15,46.1
s37,47
7.1 V. fine, rich, large & bright gc. Shows good resolution in 8 in. scopes and larger.
147. NGC6124 [oc]
Scorpius
16,25.6
s40,40
5.8 Wow! Beautiful, large cloud of fnt stars! Bright & partly resolved in binoculars.
148. NGC6144 [gc]
Scorpius
16,27.3
s26,2
9 Fairly lg. but fnt gc; not condensed. V. nice field w/ Antares 1/2 deg. to the SE.
149. NGC6210 [pn]
Hercules
16,44.5
n23,49
8.8 V. fine pn! Brt, blue green, fairly sm., oval disc shows fnt central star in 10 in. & HiX.
150. NGC6231 [oc]
Scorpius
16,54
s41,48
2.6 A tight, rich group of O & B type stars. Easily resolved. Many star patterns seen.
151. NGC6302 [?g]
Scorpius
17,13.7
s37,6
0 A small, remarkable, HSB, H II nebula. Strange! Nature uncertain.
Additional Name(s): The Bug Nebula
152. NGC6356 [gc]
Ophiuchus
17,23.6
s17,49
8.4 V. fine gc; like M-9, but smaller, richer, and more condensed (compare w/ M-9).
153. NGC6388 [gc]
Scorpius
17,36.3
s44,44
6.8 Lg., brt gc has a broad, intense core! V. rich. A heap of stardust in 10 in., 180X!
154. NGC6441 [gc]
Scorpius
17,50.2
s37,3
7.2 Sm., brt, highly concentrated gc. Nearly hidden behind 4th magn. g Sco. Nice fld.
155. NGC6445 [pn]
Sagittarius
17,49.2
s20,1
10 Fine, brt, oval pn is like a sm. M-27. Much detail in 12 in. Gc NGC-6440 in same fld.
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.)
157. NGC6520 [oc]
Sagittarius
18,3.4
s27,54
7.6 Small, bright oc lies in the Sgr star cloud adjacent to dark nebula B86.
158. NGC6522 [gc]
Sagittarius
18,3.6
s30,2
8.4 Sm., brt, gc. In same LP fld w/ fnter gc NGC-6528. Both lie in Baade's Window.
159. NGCB86 [dn]
Sagittarius
18,2.7
s27,50
0 WOW! Sm., irr. dn looks like a hole in the Milky Way! NGC-6520 lies just to east.
160. NGC6541 [gc]
Corona Australis
18,8
s43,42
6.6 Wow! Lg., brt, rich gc has a sharply brter core. Some resolution w/ 6 in. Beautiful fld.
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
162. NGC6553 [gc]
Sagittarius
18,9.3
s25,54
8.2 Fairly lg., diffuse gc has an irregular oval or fan shape. No resolution in a 10 in.
163. NGCB92 [dn]
Sagittarius
18,15.5
s18,11
0 Sm. elongated dark hole; lies on the NW edge of the M-24 star cloud. Amazing!
164. NGC6572 [pn]
Ophiuchus
18,12.1
n06,51
9 Remarkable pn! Small, v. brt, intense green disk has sm. blue star in center. (10 in.)
Additional Name(s): The Emerald
165. NGC6624 [gc]
Sagittarius
18,23.7
s30,22
8.3 Small, fairly bright gc has strong core. Stands out well against rich Milky Way.
166. NGC6633 [oc]
Ophiuchus
18,27.7
n06,34
4.6 Wow! Lg., rich oc has irr. wedge shape & brt stars. Easily resolved in sm. scopes.
167. NGC6645 [oc]
Sagittarius
18,32.6
s16,54
8.5 Nice! Large, brt, rich, compressed oc of faint stars. Has several star poor holes.
168. NGC6652 [gc]
Sagittarius
18,35.8
s32,59
8.8 Nice gc w/ unique football shape. Has an intense core, well resolved in a 10 in.
169. NGCIC4756 [oc]
Serpens
18,39
n05,27
4.6 V. fine, large, naked eye oc of 7th magn. & fnter stars. Impressive in binoculars.
170. NGC6723 [gc]
Sagittarius
18,59.6
s36,38
6.9 Beautiful lg., brt, rich gc is broadly condensed. Some resolution in 6 in. scope.
171. NGC6726-7 [gn]
Corona Australis
19,1.9
s36,57
0 A reflection nebulae complex lit by variables R, T, & TY CRA w/ associated dn!
172. NGC6781 [pn]
Aquila
19,18.4
n06,33
10.5 Lg., diffuse, circular pn has fnter center & N edge. V. ghostly! Try UHC or O III filter.
Additional Name(s): Ghost of the Moon Nebula
173. NGCCol 399 [oc]
Vulpecula
19,25.4
n20,11
3.6 A curious coathanger shaped asterism or v. poor oc! Large: use binoculars.
Additional Name(s): The Coathanger
174. NGC6802 [oc]
Vulpecula
19,30.6
n20,16
8.8 Nice oc. A rich, elongated cloud of faint stars. Lies near Col 399.
175. NGC6818 [pn]
Sagittarius
19,44
s14,9
9.3 Beautiful pn! Bright, bluish colored, circular, seems dark in center. (8 in.)
176. NGC6822 [eg]
Sagittarius
19,44.9
s14,48
9.3 Large, elongated, LSB egn is member of Local Grp. Impressive in large scopes!
Additional Name(s): Barnard's Galaxy
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
178. NGC6888 [?p]
Cygnus
20,12
n38,21
0 Wow! A lg., fnt, narrow, incomplete egg-shaped ring set in a rich fld! Try O III filter.
Additional Name(s): The Crescent Nebula
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.
181. NGC6940 [oc]
Vulpecula
20,34.6
n28,18
6.3 Lovely oc. Lg., rich, football shaped, well resolved. Has lots of oval star patterns!
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
184. NGC7000 [gn]
Cygnus
20,58.8
n44,20
0 Huge, fairly fnt H II nebula: use naked eye or v. LP fld! O III filter really helps here.
Additional Name(s): The North America Nebula
185. NGC7008 [pn]
Cygnus
21,0.6
n54,33
10 Exquisite pn rich in detail! Seen as an incomplete, patchy, oval ring in lg. scopes.
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
187. NGC7129 [gn]
Cepheus
21,41.3
n66,6
0 Bright gn surrounds a small sparse oc of fairly bright stars. (10 in.) Very pretty.
188. NGCIC5146 [gn]
Cygnus
21,53.4
n47,16
0 Circular, hazy gn lies at the end of a large, riftlike dn. Use v. LP + wide fld, & scan.
Additional Name(s): The Cocoon Nebula
189. NGC7209 [oc]
Lacerta
22,5.2
n46,30
7.7 Nice oc seen best in 12x50 mm finder. Large, brt, smooth aggregate of faint stars.
190. NGC7243 [oc]
Lacerta
22,15.3
n49,53
6.4 Lacerta's best oc. Big, bright, splashy; has a wide double star at center. (10 in.)
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.
193. NGC7380 [oc]
Cepheus
22,47
n58,6
7.2 Large, bright, fairly rich triangular shaped oc of large and small stars. V. nice.
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
196. NGC7606 [eg]
Aquarius
23,19.1
s08,29
10.8 Very nice egn, large, bright, highly oval w/ small, dim nucleus. (10 in.)
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
198. NGC7789 [oc]
Cassiopeia
23,57
n56,44
6.7 Large, very rich, round oc seems to be full of snakes! Easy in finder.
199. NGC7793 [eg]
Sculptor
23,57.8
s32,35
9.1 Large, diffuse oval patch w/ dim nucleus. V. similar to a diffuse, periodic comet!
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.?)