Indy's Object Catalog
NGC Deep Sky Objects Page 3
Compiled in the 1880's, the New General Catalogue (NGC) is a well-known catalogue of 7,840 deep sky objects in astronomy. The NGC was later expanded with two Index Catalogues (IC I in 1896 & IC II in 1905), adding a further 5,326 objects.

These four pages offer an interesting selection of over 400 deep sky objects from the catalog, including galaxies, planetary nebulae, open clusters, and globular clusters.
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Catalog Constellation Class Right
Ascension
Declination Magnitude Remarks
NGC4244 Canes Venatici Spiral Galaxy 12h 17.5m 37░ 49' 10.2 S - narrow streak/edge-on
NGC4251 Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy 12h 18.1m 28░ 10' 10.2 Sa - lens shape
NGC4261 Virgo Elliptical Galaxy 12h 19.4m 5░ 49' 10.3 E2
NGC4274 Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy 12h 19.8m 29░ 37' 10.8 Sb/Saturn-like inner ring
NGC4278 Coma Berenices Elliptical Galaxy 12h 20.1m 29░ 17' 10.3 E1 - NGC 4283 in field
NGC4314 Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy 12h 22.6m 29░ 53' 10.8 SBa - faint outer arms
NGC4361 Corvus Planetary Nebula 12h 24.5m -18░ 48' 10.8 central Star mag: 12.8
NGC4365 Virgo Elliptical Galaxy 12h 24.5m 7░ 19' 11 E2
NGC4395 Canes Venatici Spiral Galaxy 12h 25.8m 33░ 33' 10.2 S - 3-branch, loose SG
NGC4414 Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy 12h 26.4m 31░ 13' 10.3 Sc
NGC4429 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 12h 27.4m 11░ 7' 10.2 S0 - oval with outer ring
NGC4435 Virgo Elliptical Galaxy 12h 27.7m 13░ 5' 10.9 E4 - pair with NGC 4438
NGC4438 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 12h 27.8m 13░ 1' 10.1 Sap-long angular filamnts
NGC4449 Canes Venatici Irregular Galaxy 12h 28.2m 44░ 6' 9.4 Ir - rectangular shape
NGC4450 Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy 12h 28.5m 17░ 5' 10.1 Sb
NGC4459 Coma Berenices Elliptical Galaxy 12h 29m 13░ 59' 10.9 E2 - internal dust ring
NGC4473 Coma Berenices Elliptical Galaxy 12h 29.8m 13░ 26' 10.2 E4
NGC4477 Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy 12h 30m 13░ 38' 10.4 S(B)a
NGC4490 Canes Venatici Spiral Galaxy 12h 30.6m 41░ 38' 9.8 Sc - Cocoon Galaxy
NGC4494 Coma Berenices Elliptical Galaxy 12h 31.4m 25░ 47' 9.9 E1
NGC4526 Virgo Elliptical Galaxy 12h 34m 7░ 42' 9.6 E7 - lenticular, edge-on
NGC4535 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 12h 34.3m 8░ 12' 9.8 S(B)c - fine S-shaped SG
NGC4536 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 12h 34.5m 2░ 11' 10.4 Sc - highly tilted
NGC4546 Virgo Elliptical Galaxy 12h 35.5m -3░ 48' 10.3 E6
NGC4565 Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy 12h 36.3m 25░ 59' 9.6 Sb - superb edge-on
NGC4631 Canes Venatici Spiral Galaxy 12h 42.1m 32░ 32' 9.3 Sc - edge-on
NGC4636 Virgo Elliptical Galaxy 12h 42.8m 2░ 41' 9.6 E1
NGC4643 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 12h 43.3m 1░ 59' 10.6 SBa - projecting ansae
NGC4656 Canes Venatici Spiral Galaxy 12h 44m 32░ 10' 10.4 Sc -interacting w/NGC4657
NGC4660 Virgo Elliptical Galaxy 12h 44.5m 11░ 11' 11 E5
NGC4666 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 12h 45.1m 0░ 28' 10.8 Sc - NGC 4668 in field
NGC4697 Virgo Elliptical Galaxy 12h 48.6m -5░ 48' 9.3 E4
NGC4699 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 12h 49m -8░ 40' 9.6 Sa
NGC4725 Coma Berenices Spiral Galaxy 12h 50.4m 25░ 30' 9.2 SBb
NGC4753 Virgo Irregular Galaxy 12h 52.4m -1░ 12' 9.9 Pec
NGC4754 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 12h 52.3m 11░ 19' 10.6 SB0 - pair with NGC 4762
NGC4762 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 12h 52.9m 11░ 14' 10.2 SB0- edge-on,thick streak
NGC4775 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 12h 53.8m -6░ 37' 11.6 Sc - compact face-on
NGC4781 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 12h 54.4m -10░ 32' 11.2 Sc - coarse spiral
NGC4800 Canes Venatici Spiral Galaxy 12h 54.6m 46░ 32' 11.1 Sb
NGC4856 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 12h 59.3m -15░ 2' 10.4 S(B)a
NGC4900 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 13h 0.6m 2░ 30' 11.5 Sc - compact spiral
NGC4945 Centaurus Spiral Galaxy 13h 5.4m -49░ 28' 9.2 SBc - edge-on
NGC4958 Virgo Elliptical Galaxy 13h 5.8m -8░ 1' 10.5 E6 - edge-on lenticular
NGC4995 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 13h 9.7m -7░ 50' 11 Sb - dense spiral
NGC5005 Canes Venatici Spiral Galaxy 13h 10.9m 37░ 3' 9.8 Sb
NGC5033 Canes Venatici Spiral Galaxy 13h 13.4m 36░ 36' 10.1 Sb
NGC5044 Virgo Elliptical Galaxy 13h 15.4m -16░ 23' 11 E0 - NGC 5037 in field
NGC5053 Coma Berenices Globular Cluster 13h 16.4m 17░ 42' 9.8 XI
NGC5068 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 13h 18.9m -21░ 2' 10.8 SBc - coarse spiral
NGC5102 Centaurus Spiral Galaxy 13h 22m -36░ 38' 9.7 S0
NGC5128 Centaurus Irregular Galaxy 13h 25.5m -43░ 1' 7 S0/pec - Centaurus A
NGC5139 Centaurus Globular Cluster 13h 26.8m -47░ 29' 3.7 VIII - Omega Centauri
NGC5195 Canes Venatici Irregular Galaxy 13h 30m 47░ 16' 9.6 Pec - connected to M51
NGC5248 Bo÷tes Spiral Galaxy 13h 37.5m 8░ 53' 10.2 Sc
NGC5322 Ursa Major Elliptical Galaxy 13h 49.3m 60░ 12' 10 E2
NGC5363 Virgo Elliptical Galaxy 13h 56.1m 5░ 15' 10.2 Ep - pair with NGC 5364
NGC5377 Canes Venatici Spiral Galaxy 13h 56.3m 47░ 14' 11.2 Sap - outer ring
NGC5427 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 14h 3.4m -6░ 2' 11.4 Sc - pair w/5426, face-on
NGC5466 Bo÷tes Globular Cluster 14h 5.5m 28░ 32' 9.1 XII
NGC5566 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 14h 20.3m 3░ 56' 10.5 Sb - 2 faint glx in field
NGC5634 Virgo Globular Cluster 14h 29.6m -5░ 59' 9.6 IV - 10m Star on E edge
NGC5694 Hydra Globular Cluster 14h 39.6m -26░ 32' 10.2 VII - one of most distant
NGC5746 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 14h 44.9m 1░ 57' 10.6 Sb - edge-on w/dust band
NGC5775 Virgo Spiral Galaxy 14h 54m 3░ 33' 11.4 Sb - edge-on
NGC5824 Lupus Globular Cluster 15h 4m -33░ 4' 9 I
NGC5846 Virgo Elliptical Galaxy 15h 6.5m 1░ 36' 10.2 E0 - pair with NGC 5850
NGC5866 Draco Elliptical Galaxy 15h 6.5m 55░ 46' 10 E6p - edge-on, dust band
NGC5873 Lupus Planetary Nebula 15h 12.8m -38░ 8' 13.3 central Star mag: 13.6
NGC5897 Libra Globular Cluster 15h 17.4m -21░ 1' 8.5 XI
NGC5907 Draco Spiral Galaxy 15h 15.9m 56░ 19' 10.4 Sb - long, thin streak
NGC5982 Draco Elliptical Galaxy 15h 38.7m 59░ 21' 11.1 E3p
NGC5986 Lupus Globular Cluster 15h 46.1m -37░ 47' 7.1 VII
NGC6058 Hercules Planetary Nebula 16h 4.4m 40░ 41' 12.3 central Star mag: 13.8
NGC6139 Scorpius Globular Cluster 16h 27.7m -38░ 51' 10 II
NGC6144 Scorpius Globular Cluster 16h 27.3m -26░ 2' 9.1 XI
NGC6210 Hercules Planetary Nebula 16h 44.5m 23░ 49' 9.7 cnt str m: 12.5 - bluish
NGC6231 Scorpius Open Cluster 16h 54m -41░ 48' 6 number: 100+
NGC6268 Scorpius Open Cluster 17h 2.4m -39░ 44' 9.5 number: 30
NGC6281 Scorpius Open Cluster 17h 4.8m -37░ 54' 5.4 number: 25 - triangular
NGC6284 Ophiuchus Globular Cluster 17h 4.5m -24░ 46' 9 IX
NGC6293 Ophiuchus Globular Cluster 17h 10.2m -26░ 35' 8.2 IV
NGC6302 Scorpius Planetary Nebula 17h 13.7m -37░ 6' 10 fig-8 shape, Bug Nebula
NGC6304 Ophiuchus Globular Cluster 17h 14.5m -29░ 28' 8.4 VI
NGC6316 Ophiuchus Globular Cluster 17h 16.6m -28░ 8' 9 III
NGC6334 Scorpius Diffuse Nebula 17h 20.5m -35░ 43' 8.9 s:A0-curious,complex neby
NGC6352 Ara Globular Cluster 17h 25.5m -48░ 25' 8.2 XI
NGC6356 Ophiuchus Globular Cluster 17h 23.6m -17░ 49' 8.4 II
NGC6369 Ophiuchus Planetary Nebula 17h 29.3m -23░ 46' 12.9 cnt str 16.6-perfect ring
NGC6383 Scorpius Open Cluster 17h 34.8m -32░ 34' 5.5 number: 40
NGC6388 Scorpius Globular Cluster 17h 36.3m -44░ 44' 6.9 III
NGC6397 Ara Globular Cluster 17h 40.7m -53░ 40' 5.7 IX - possibly nearest GC
NGC6400 Scorpius Open Cluster 17h 40.8m -36░ 57' 8.9 number: 60
NGC6441 Scorpius Globular Cluster 17h 50.2m -37░ 3' 7.4 III
NGC6445 Sagittarius Planetary Nebula 17h 49.2m -20░ 1' 13.2 cnt str:19 -6440 in field
NGC6503 Draco Spiral Galaxy 17h 49.4m 70░ 9' 10.2 Sb
NGC6520 Sagittarius Open Cluster 18h 3.4m -27░ 54' 7.6 nmbr:25+ - B86 on W edge
NGC6528 Sagittarius Globular Cluster 18h 4.8m -30░ 3' 9.5 V - NGC 6522 in field
NGC6530 Sagittarius Open Cluster 18h 4.8m -24░ 20' 4.6 nmbr: 25 - in M8 (Lagoon)
NGC6541 Corona Australis Globular Cluster 18h 8m -43░ 42' 6.6 III
NGC6543 Draco Planetary Nebula 17h 58.6m 66░ 38' 8.8 cnt str m:11.4 - bluish
NGC6572 Ophiuchus Planetary Nebula 18h 12.1m 6░ 51' 9 cnt str 12.0-blu/grn disc
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