Deep Sky Objects





M31 NGC 224
3.4 2.9 M
Andromeda Galaxy
nearest large  
neighbor galaxy  
wide, zoom pic  
178'x63' 100Kly
Type Sb Spiral Galaxy
Andromeda
0h 42.7' +41 16'
M64 NGC 4826
8.5 19 M
Blackeye Galaxy
Sleeping Beauty Galaxy
Type Sb Spiral Galaxy
in M94 group  
or CVn I Cloud  
9.3' x x5.4' 51 Kly
Coma Berenices
12h 56.7' +21 41'
M81 NGC 3031
6.9 12 M
Bode's Galaxy
Type Sb Spiral Galaxy
21'x10' ~ly
Ursa Major
9h 55.6' +69 04'
NGC 5128
7.0 15 M
Centaurus A
Peculiar Galaxy
part of M83 group  
nearest radio galaxy  
18'x14' ~ly
Centaurus
13h 25.5' -43 01'
M77 NGC 1068
8.9 60 M
Cetus A
Type Sb Spiral Galaxy
7'x x6' 170 Kly
Cetus
2h 42.7' -0 01'
M82 NGC 3034
8.4 12 M
Cigar Galaxy
Type Ir-II Irregular Galaxy
brightest  
infrared galaxy  
9' x 4' ~ly
Ursa Major
9h 55.8' +69 41'
M32 NGC 221
8.1 2.9 M
M32
Type E2 Elliptical Galaxy
Satellite of M31, the  
Andromeda Galaxy  
8' x 6' 8000 ly
Andromeda
0h 42.7' +40 52'
M49 NGC 4472
8.4 ~60 M
M49
Type E4 Elliptical Galaxy
 
 
9'x7.5' 160 Kly
Virgo
12h 29.8' +08 00'
M58 NGC 4579
9.7 60 M
M58
Type Sbc Spiral Galaxy
5.5' x 4.5' 90 Kly
Virgo
12h 37.7' +11 49'
M59 NGC 4621
9.6 60 M
M59
Type E5 Elliptical Galaxy
5' x 3.5' 90 Kly
Virgo
12h 42' +11 39'
M60 NGC 4649
8.8 60 M
M60
Type E2 Elliptical Galaxy
massive central object 
of 2 billion solar masses  
NE spiral comp. NGC 4647 
7' x 6' 120 Kly
Virgo
12h 43.7' +11 33'
M61 NGC 4303
9.7 60 M
M61
Type SABbc Spiral Galaxy
 
 
6' x 5.5' 100 Kly
Virgo
12h 21.9' +04 28'
Leo Triplet
M65 NGC 3623
9.3 35 M
M65
Type Sa Spiral Galaxy
part of the Leo Triplet  
M65, M66 & NGC 3628  
8' x 1.5' ~ly
Leo
11h 18.9' +13 05'
M66 NGC 3627
8.9 35 M
M66
Type Sb Spiral Galaxy
part of the Leo Triplet  
M65, M66 & NGC 3628  
8' x 2.5'' ~ly
Leo
11h 20.2' +12 59'
NGC 3628
9.5 35 M
NGC 3628
Type Sc Spiral Galaxy
part of the Leo Triplet  
M65, M66 & NGC 3628  
14' x 3.6' ~ly
Leo
11h 20.3' +13 36'
M74 NGC 628
9.4 35 M
M74
Type Sc Spiral Galaxy
much like our own galaxy  
10.2'x9.5' 95 Kly
Pisces
1h 36.7' -15 47'
M84 NGC 4374
9.1 60 M
M84
Type S0 Lenticular Galaxy
wide pic  
part of Virgo cluster  
5.0' ~100 Kly
Virgo
12h 25.1' +12 53'
M85 NGC 4382
9.1 60 M
M85
Type S0 Lenticular Galaxy
part of Virgo cluster  
7.1'x5.2' 125 Kly
Virgo
12h 25.4' +18 11'
M86 NGC 4406
8.9 60 M
M86
Type S0 Lenticular Galaxy
M86 Region  
x-ray composite  
part of Virgo cluster  
7.5'x5.5' 125 Kly
Virgo
12h 26.2' +12 57'
M88 NGC 4501
9.6 60 M
M88
Type Sc Spiral Galaxy
part of Virgo cluster  
7' x 4' 130 Kly
Coma Berenices
12h 32.0' +14 25'
M89 NGC 4552
9.8 60 M
M89
Type E0 Elliptical Galaxy
collision jet  
part of Virgo cluster  
4.0' ~ly
Virgo
12h 35.7' +12 33'
M90 NGC 4569
9.5 60 M
M90
Type Sb Spiral Galaxy
wide pic  
part of Virgo cluster  
9.5'x4.5' 150 Kly
Virgo
12h 36.8' +13 10'
M91 NGC 4548
10.2 60 M
M91
Type SBb Spiral Galaxy
part of Virgo cluster  
5.4'x4.4' ~100ly
Coma Berenices
12h 35.4' +14 30'
M95 NGC 3351
9.7 38 M
M95
Type SBb Galaxy
in Leo I Group  
with M96 & M105  
4.4'x3.3' ~ly
Leo
10h 44.0' +11 42'
M96 NGC 3368
9.2 38 M
M96
Type Sa Spiral Galaxy
in Leo I Group  
with M95 & M105  
6'x4' 100 Kly
Leo
10h 46.8' +11 49'
M98 NGC 4192
10.1 60 M
M98
Type Sb Spiral Galaxy
part of Virgo cluster  
9.5'x3.2' ~ly
Coma Berenices
12h 13.8' +14 54'
M99 NGC 4254
9.9 60 M
M99
Type Sc Spiral Galaxy
alternate pic  
part of Virgo cluster  
5.4'x4.8' ~ly
Coma Berenices
12h 18.8' +14 25'
M100 NGC 4321
9.3 60 M
M100
Type Sc Spiral Galaxy
alt pic  
part of Virgo cluster  
7' x 6' ~ly
Coma Berenices
12h 22.9' +15 49'
M105 NGC 3379
9.3 38 M
M105
Type E1 Elliptical Galaxy
in Leo I Group  
with M95 & M96  
2' ~ly
Leo
10h 47.8' +12 35'
M106 NGC 4258
8.4 25 M
M106
Type Sbp Spiral Galaxy
19'x8' ~ly
Canes Venatici
12h 19.0' +47 18'
M108 NGC 3556
10 45 M
M108
Type Sc Spiral Galaxy
8' x 1' ~ly
Ursa Major
11h 11.5' +55 40'
M109 NGC 3992
9.8 55 M
M109
Type SBc Spiral Galaxy
7'x4' ~ly
Ursa Major
11h 57.6' +53 23'
M110 NGC 205
8.5 2.9 M
M110
Type E6p Elliptical Galaxy
Satellite of M31  
Andromeda Galaxy  
17'x10' ~ly
Andromeda
0h 40.4' +41 41'
NGC 891
10 10 M
NGC 891
Type Sb Spiral Galaxy
Andromeda
 
 
2h 22.6' +42 21'
13.5'x2.8' ~100 Kly
NGC 1808
9.9 40 M
NGC 1808
Starburst Galaxy
Columba
 
 
5h 7.6' -37 31'
0.11' 35 Kly
NGC 2403
8.4 12 M
NGC 2403
Type Sc Spiral Galaxy
Camelopardalis
 
 
7h 36.9' +65 36'
17.8'x11' ~ly
H I.56 NGC 2903
8.9 20.5 M
NGC 2903
Type Sb+ Spiral Galaxy
Leo
incl. NGC 2905  
bright star cloud  
9h 32.2' +21 30'
12.6'x6.6' ~ly
NGC 4571
11.3 60 M
NGC 4571
Type SBc Galaxy
in Coma Berenices
 
 
12h 36.9' +14 13'
' ly
NGC 4603
108 M
NGC 4603
Spiral Galaxy
Centaurus
in Centaurus cluster  
12h 40.9' -40 58'
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NGC 6946
8.9 10 M
NGC 6946
Type Sc Spiral Galaxy
Cepheus
8 supernovae  
detected in  
last 100 years  
20h 34.8' +60 09'
11'x10' ~ly
NGC 7331
9.5 46 M
NGC 7331
Type Sb Spiral Galaxy
Pegasus
22h 37.1' +34 25'
11'x4' ~ly
NGC 4565
9.6 31 M
Needle Galaxy
Type Sb Spiral Galaxy
Coma Berenices
 
 
12h 36.3' +25 59'
16'x3' 100 Kly
M101 NGC 5457
7.9 27 M
Pinwheel Galaxy
Type Sc Spiral Galaxy
zoom pic  
22' 170 Kly
Ursa Major
14h 03.2' +54 21'
M54 NGC 6715
7.6 87,400
SagDEG
discovered in 1994 to  
be outside our Galaxy  
~82 known variables  
12' 300 ly
      Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy
Class III Globular Cluster
Sagittarius
18h 55.1' -30 29'
NGC 253
7.1 10 M
Silver Coin Galaxy
Sculptor Galaxy
Type Sc Spiral Galaxy
Sculptor
dominant of  
Sculptor Group  
0h 47.6' -25 17'
25'x7' ~ly
M104 NGC 4594
8.0 50 M
Sombrero Galaxy
Type Sa Spiral Galaxy
dominant of  
M104 group  
9' x 4' ly
Virgo
12h 40.0' -11 37'
M83 NGC 5236
7.6 15 M
Southern Pinwheel
Type SABc Spiral Galaxy
part of M83 group  
with Centaurus A  
11'x10' ~ly
Hydra
13h 37' -29 52'
M102 NGC 5866
9.9 40 M
Spindle Galaxy
Type S0_3 Lenticular Galaxy
 
 
5.2'x2.3' 60 Kly
Draco
15h 06.5' +55 46'
H II. 759 NGC 5907
10.38 40 M
Splinter Galaxy
Type Sb+ Spiral Galaxy
Draco
2nd prominent member  
of NGC 5866 group  
15h 15.9' +56 19'
12.3'x1.9' ~ly
M94 NGC 4736
8.2 14.5 M
Starburst Galaxy wide detail  
in M94 group  
or CVn I Cloud  
7'x3' ~ly
Type Sb Spiral Galaxy
Canes Venatici
12h 50.9' +41 07'
M63 NGC 5055
8.6 37 M
Sunflower Galaxy
Type Sb Spiral Galaxy
wide pic  
10' x 6' ~ly
Canes Venatici
13h 15.8' +42 02'
M33 NGC 598
5.7 ~3 M
Triangulum Galaxy
Type Sc Spiral Galaxy
wide pic  
73'x45' ~80Kly
Triangulum
1h 33.9' +30 39'
M87 NGC 4486
8.6 60 M
Virgo A
Type E1 Elliptical Galaxy
dominant galaxy  
of the Virgo cluster  
7' 120 Kly
Virgo
12h 30.8' +12 24'
NGC 4631
9.8 30 M
Whale Galaxy
Type Sc Spiral Galaxy
Canes Venatici
giant pic  
12h 42.1' +32 33'
17'x3.5' ~
H I. 176 NGC 4656
10.4 30 M
NGC 4656
Type Sc pec Peculiar Galaxy
Canes Venatici
distorted by  
interaction with  
larger neighbor  
NGC 4631  
12h 44.0' +32 10'
13.8'x3.3' ~
M51 NGC 5194
8.4 31 M
Whirlpool Galaxy
Type Sc Spiral Galaxy
faint comp.  
NGC 5195  
11'x7' 200 Kly
Canes Venatici
13h 29.9' +47 12'



Deep Sky Objects